Crunch, crunch! It's that time of year again, the leaves are bright with color and crunch under toe!
This time of year reminds me of apple cider from the apple orchards in Michigan.
Apples in mind I thought I would whip up a nice wee bit of apple butter.
Now I keep getting asked what is apple butter and what do you use it for?
I have used apple butter on toast, in porridge, as a marinade for pork. The possibilities are endless!
So very simple to make I made this in the crock pot / slow cooker.
1 dozen apples, peeled, cored, cubed
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon All Spice
Step 1: Peel, Core, and Chop a dozen apples. I used Gala and Pink Lady.
Step 2: Toss the apples in the sugar and spices.
Step 3: Put everything in the Crockpot, then Set It, and Forget It! I cooked it on low all day.
The smell through the house was glorious!
After about 7-8 hours I was happy with letting it cool down.
I just used a hand held blender to whizz and blend it down to a nice smooth consistancy. I don't really like lumps but to each their own.
Today's post is written by my friend Willetta Fleming who not only has a marvelously magical way with words, she is an incredible person & an amazing jazz Violinst who plays with flair & favour. You can read Willetta's blog here http://brownsugarinnireland.tumblr.com
That's it for now ...
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