Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. Apple butter contains zero actual butter. It’s a common misconception. So common, in fact, that I can’t think of a single instance where, when apple butter is mentioned, I’ve not had to explain it’s absence of dairy butter. (Maybe it’s just the people I hang out with.) It’s named so for its texture; thick, smooth, decadent, like butter. It’s delicious on toast, biscuits, pancakes, as well as stirred into yogurt which is how I had it this morning.