Super easy to make and with just a few ingredients, my tangy-sweet Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette will be the perfect for the salad that will include; field greens, roasted beets, goat cheese, and walnuts. Using apple butter gives it a thicker body that most vinaigrette.
Since my Thanksgiving menu includes Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette, I wanted to post the recipe. The process is easy but, it was the container that gave me issues. You see, when I make any vinaigrette I usually just put everything in a lidded jar(old canning jar), shake and serve. I can’t just put that on a buffet, especially with company coming!
In surveying my kitchen, I realized the stock pile of liquor bottles fancy bottles that I’d been keeping would be just the thing to use as a cruet for the vinaigrette. Since I’d recently seen glass canisters that had chalkboard labels painted on, I decided to copy this element for the cruet.
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The vinaigrette(recipe below) is so easy, I thought I’d share how I made the bottle with chalkboard label too:
|Super easy…Wash bottle, thoroughly remove labels/glue, and dry bottles…Use painters tape to frame area for chalkboard paint.|
|Apply paint, using manufacturers directions…allow to dry, remove tape and you’re ready to write!|
Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Makes about 1 cup
1/4 cup apple butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small clove of garlic, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
In a microwaveable bowl, heat apple butter and sugar a few times at for 20 seconds stirring between heating times until sugar had melted(it tool 3 times for me). Allow mixture to cool completely before whisking in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
looks colorful and yummy!!!!
The vinaigrette sounds delicious! Love the container too!
This really does sound tasty, I am going to make this vinaigrette. Now to find a container, love yours. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sinful Sundays says
Delicious sounding dressing. I like how you use apple butter to make it. That chalkboard decor is so cute! I’m going to have to employ that in something sometime soon!
Kitchen Belleicious says
Apple balsamic! GENIUS! Seriously GENIUS! I have paired many fruit flavors with balsamic but never apple and I am so intrigued and excited to give it a try!
Anna and Liz Recipes says
Great combination for a salad dressing! LOVE IT!!! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Shawn!! All the best, Anna