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gluten free homemade apricot butter recipe

My kids were hankering for something sweet the other day. So, I made this delicious sweet apricot butter recipe. It’s not a jam – it’s real butter with dried fruit pureed into it.

Great on warm toast. It is one of my younger son’s favorite gluten free snacks.

Apricot Butter


  1. Place apricots in a shallow bowl, pour boiling water over them and let sit for ½ hour
  2. Place apricots and their soaking water in a food processor and process on high for 1 minute, until apricots are smoothly pureed
  3. Add butter, vanilla and salt and puree another minute, until all ingredients are well blended
  4. Serve on gluten free toast or gluten free crackers

Serves 16

posted on December 10, 2006, 4 comments

  1. Kevin

    What can you substitute if you don’t do dairy?

  2. Kevin,

    I’m not sure. Although I don’t use them, you could try a butter substitute.

    This would be a great question for my newly launched forums. One of my other readers may have some advice or suggestions.

  3. Sunny

    If I do not eat dairy, soy, wheat, anything white like sugar, salt, corn, gluten, GMO’s, can you suggest anything that would taste like butter?
    Is there a natural butter flavor that could be added to coconut oil or olive oil?

    • elle

      Hi Kevin,

      I do not think substituting butter with oil will work with this recipe. It will not combine well.

      You could try Tahini or other nut-based butter like almond butter etc. I suggest to use less than stated in recipe to avoid a too ¨nutty¨ taste.

      Hope it helps.


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