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Best commercial apple butter brand?

amandine Jan 7, 2007 06:42 PM

Craving friend's homemade version, no time to make it myself. What would you recommend for readily-available store bought brand?

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    Kelli2006 RE: amandine Jan 7, 2007 06:49 PM

    I may be biased toward the local variety, but I will have to say J.M.Smuckers apple butter is the best.

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      dxdxmxe RE: Kelli2006 Apr 9, 2008 07:42 PM

      The apple butter made by North Star Orchards available at Philadelphia area Farmers markets.

    2. coleyas RE: amandine Jan 7, 2007 06:57 PM

      I actually just purchased a jar of Medford Farms Apple Butter this morning and really enjoyed it - no sugar added and the only ingredients are apples and apple cider, so I felt really good about eating it, too!!

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        subchoc67 RE: coleyas Sep 21, 2007 07:21 AM

        My family has enjoyed Medford Farms Apple Butter for about 18 years but the local Harris Teeter stopped carrying it! I asked them to re-order but it hasn't happened. It's excellent! I personally don't like any spices in my apple butter, nor added sugar, so this is perfect. Really dark and smooth. Highly recommended! Now I just need to find it online somewhere!

      2. revsharkie RE: amandine Jan 7, 2007 06:59 PM

        Musselman's isn't bad.

        I grew up eating Bama apple butter, thought it was really good, but haven't lived anywhere that I could get it for many years.

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          Displaced California Foodie RE: amandine Jan 7, 2007 07:00 PM

          Bauman's is the best! You may have to mail-order.
          I don't know where you are located, but their website can provide you with local stores that carry their apple butter. The no-sugar added apple butter is the best! Enjoy!

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            vicarious RE: Displaced California Foodie Jan 7, 2007 07:57 PM

            I second the Bauman's. It's amazing. I also love their pumpkin butter.

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            Indy 67 RE: amandine Sep 21, 2007 10:13 AM

            Graves Mountain jams and jellies are fabulous. The apple butter is widely available at grocery stores in the Washington, DC area, but all the jams and jellies are available via the internet. Graves Mountain Lodge does its own mail orders. In addition, there are plenty of internet retailers.


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              Indy 67 RE: Indy 67 Sep 21, 2007 02:54 PM

              I just got back from grocery shopping at Balducci's. At least one shelf was filled with Graves Mountain apple butter -- sugar-free and sugared variety -- and apple sauce -- ditto to the varieties. I don't know if the stock at Balducci's varies by region. If all the stores in the chain stock the same products, that certainly extends the availability of Graves Mountain without resorting to the internet.

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