Samuel Adams Apple Butter

Samuel Adams Apple Butter
Samuel Adams

Don’t pay attention to the temperature! Grilling is the perfect year-round activity, especially when using a robust brew like Samuel Adams Boston Lager that has a rich malt and roast character; it’s the perfect beer to emphasize the wonderful flavors the food gets from being grilled. The balance between the malt and the hops and moderate alcohol level make it a flavorful and complex brew that is perfect for pairing with all kinds of food.  Experiment!  Enjoy!!

6
Servings
250
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

The Samuel Adams Apple Butter can be served with the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Brined and Grilled Pork Rack.

This recipe was developed by Chef Vinson Petrillo on behalf of Samuel Adams.

Ingredients

  • 2.5  Cups  Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • garlic cloves
  • sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, kept cold
  • pinch of Penzy apple pie seasoning
  • Honeycrisp apples

Directions

Gather a cast-iron pan or a heavy skillet that can be used on the grill.

Peel and core the apples, cut them in half, then cut each half into four pieces. This should result in a total of eight pieces per apple. Peel and slice the onions evenly.

Add the onions, apples, apple pie seasoning and a pinch of salt to the pan, and sweat them until translucent. Once the onions are translucent, add the Samuel Adams Boston Lager and reduce by half. Once reduced, take the mixture off the heat and slowly start adding the cold butter, stirring with a whisk. Add 1 tablespoon of butter at a time, taking caution not to break the sauce. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
82mg
8%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
34µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
114mg
16%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
679mg
45%
Water
40g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Butter Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Apple Butter Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.