Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Apple Butter made simple

The Prince House apples
The green bucket held the yucky rejects. More than the good ones.

Apple soup

Just like my Grandmas used to do

We harvested what we could from the tree of wormy, pockmarked apples at the Prince House. I made Prince House apple butter with it today. An apple corer is essential for this task -- it eliminated a lot of the apples we picked from the tree, but of course you don't want those ones anyway. The recipe was simple as can be:

Apples, cored and sliced, enough to fill up a crockpot
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
As much sugar or sweetener as you want -- i put in about a cup of brown and white cane sugar.

The apples and vanilla stewed for about five hours in the crockpot. Then i added the other ingredients and mixed it all with a mixer on high. Some people sieve out the big chunks, but i wanted to try it sort of chunky. I canned six jars and now have one big jar to eat fresh in the fridge. Mmmm... harvest time...

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