Thursday, September 23, 2010
I am not a huge apple fan.
But this time of year always has me
thinking about apples and pumpkins.
This is my first year to try making apple butter.
I am also going to try making pumpkin butter in a few weeks.
These apples were given to me by a friend.
I don't mind the blemishes.
These are chemical free apples : )
I love this gadget!
It peels and cores - slick as a whistle!
The chickens are crazy about the scraps.
(They are getting a little tired of cucumbers)
This is how I like my apples!
I just cooked them until they were soft.
Chopped them up in the blender.
I could have stopped here and had wonderful applesauce.
(it was tempting)
I added equal parts sugar to the applesauce.
And about a tablespoon and a half of Cinnamon
and a half tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
(and a little lemon juice)
Then I cooked it down for awhile
And water bathed it for 15 minutes.
We will be enjoying this apple butter all winter : )