Tuesday, November 10

MAKE IT: Apple Butter

Apple butter is a great savory spread which can be put on biscuits, toast, pancakes, and many other breakfast favorites.

Making apple butter is a little time consuming but can easily be made while your doing other things around the house. You can easily set it and walk away.

This will make 2-3 cups apple butter
Full time: 4 1/2 hours

The needs-

12 small/medium apples
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider (or juice)
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp allspice

The know-

Start by mixing brown sugar and apple cider in a medium sauce pot, until brown sugar is dissolved

Mix all other spices into pot

Peel, core, and slice apples. Mix into pot

Heat pot on medium high heat until it begins to bubble

Lower heat to a low/simmer and cook for two hours, stir occasionally

After about 2 hours you will want to mash apples down with a potato masher

Continue to cook over a low/simmer for two more hours

It will develop a thick and dark consistence. Remove from heat*

Allow to cool for a few hours or overnight, before using to set.

If you want a less chunky butter you can place it in a blender or food processor, blend briefly to remove excess chunks.

*If a thicker butter is desired you can reduce further by placing back in pot for an hour, but not much more

Pour into an air tight container to keep fresh for up to one month in your refrigerator. Cheers!