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Apple Butter & Onion Gravy

This onion gravy recipe is so creamy and good I could eat it like soup. But it's best draped over mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving fixings. For reheating the next day, if it's too thick, just stir in a bit of milk. — Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/2 cups


  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/4 cup apple butter


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter. Stir in flour and seasonings. Whisk cornstarch and chicken stock until smooth; gradually stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly.
  • Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Return all to pan and heat through. Stir in cream cheese and apple butter; cook and stir just until blended.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.

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