Rheinisches Apfelkraut

Rhineland’s apfelkraut is a reduced apple jam made from freshly harvested apples and pears. Unlike other preserves, this thick, almost syrup-like fruit spread is made mainly from stewed fruit juice, and it has a particularly smooth, velvety consistency.

A daily favorite in Germany, apfelkraut can be used in a number of ways: as a spread for bread, an ice cream topping, an accompaniment to hard cheeses, potato pancakes, or as an ingredient in sauerbraten – the traditional German pot roast – as it pairs great with various meats, especially pork.