noun[mass noun] North American
A paste of spiced stewed apple used as a spread or condiment.
- Spoon the celery apple butter around the dish and garnish with a popcorn shoot.
- I shipped off a jar of homemade apple butter, and he sent back two kinds of pink sea salt, from Hawaii and from the Himalayas, and a jar of hazelnut spread from Le Pain Quotidien.
- In the half-hour that followed, he got himself around two and a half servings of pumpkin soufflé and some plain yogurt topped with apple butter.
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