Fruit Butter

Fruit butters are sweet spreads made by cooking fruit into a paste. Similar to jellies and jams, fruit butters are a bit smoother and spread more like butter (hence the name). Some of our favorite ingredients for fruit butters are apples, guavas, mangoes, figs and plums. Delicious on toast or on pastries, they're also a great way to add a touch of unexpected sweetness to savory dishes, since fruit butters contain very little added sugar. We love to mash apple butter into sweet potatoes, spread mango butter on grilled corn and stir fig butter into Greek-inspired cocktails. Find these recipes and more in our guide to fruit butters.

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Fruit Butter

Fruit butters are sweet spreads made by cooking fruit into a paste—it’s similar to jelly or jam, but is a bit smoother and spreads more like butter (hence the name). Some of our favorite ingredients to turn into fruity butter include apples, guava, figs and plums. Fruit butter is delicious on toast or pastries, but it’s also a great way to add a little sweetness to unexpected savory dishes—especially since there’s very little added sugar. Here, our best recipes for fruit butter.

Apricot Butter

Fresh apricots become a tangy fruit butter that’s perfect with fresh ricotta and crackers or simple buttered toast. Slideshow:  More Apricot Recipes 

Stone-Fruit Butter

Fruit butters are made with less sugar than jam, so they have a less candied fruit flavor. Grace Parisi blends all types of stone fruits here, making combinations like nectarine-plum or cherry-peach. The yield here will vary slightly; when the fruit is especially juicy, there is more water to evaporate before the butter thickens, and the yield is smaller. Recipe Tips from F&W Editors More Fruit Recipes

Brandied Apricot Butter

This fruit-filled butter is wonderful on crusty bread. It's also great with warm popovers, pancakes, waffles and muffins.Plus: Ultimate Holiday Guide More Brunch Recipes

Blueberry Muffins with Banana Butter

These muffins are crisp on top with light, fluffy centers and plenty of big juicy blueberries. They’re terrific spread with sweet, creamy banana butter. Slideshow: Best Breakfast Muffin Recipes