Sunday, December 8, 2013

Apple Butter

Well hello!

So I won’t go on about my lack of posting – I’ll just say HI!  Miss you guys & lets get down to business!

 

Apple butter by Dairy Free Betty

Apple butter… have you tried it?   It has to be one of the easiest and tastiest things out there!

What you need -

Crockpot

Blender

Apples (I used about 6) cut the core and seeds out and quarter (leave skins on) – I used an assortment of what was in the fridge – Fuji, gala, Ambrosia.

Cinnamon

Sprinkle of ground ginger (optional)

1/2 Lemon

Process

Put apples in crockpot – turn crockpot on high for about 3 hours.  Once apples have broken down to an apple sauce consistency – blend all apples in a blender until smooth!  If you are lucky enough to have a high powered blender – it should take about 30 seconds!  You shouldn’t have to add any liquid – if you do have to remember the more liquid you add – the longer you will have to cook it for!

Once it is smooth add the apples back into the crockpot and add cinnamon (to taste) and juice from 1/2 lemon.   Cook with the lid off for another 3-4 hours or until you can’t handle the smell anymore and you need to eat it and/or it becomes a caramel color!

Yup – that’s all folks!

This stuff is amazing!  It’s smooooth like butter (probably where it got it’s name) and caramelly sweet!  SO GOOD!  I love it smothered on my favorite muffins!  And is great eaten off the spoon!   My little guy is a huge fan too!

This stuff is TOTALLY giftable!

NOTE – I’ve also added pears – it does make the butter a bit more gritty – but still good!

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Hey! It’s almost Christmas! I feel SO uninspired to do any baking this year – but here’s a post from a few years ago when Christmas baking was my thing!  (now chasing around an almost walking 9.5 month old entertains my days!)  I HIGHLY recommend the peanut butter cups!

PS. I did decorate though – and my hubby and I have been doing Elf on a Shelf for each other every night (so fun) our Elf’s name is Starsky Waffleplums – awesome no?

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Just to keep you coming back for more! December 20th – I am hosting another giveaway for the new Happy Herbavoire Cookbook – which is EASILY in my top 3 favorite books right now!  I also got the chance to do a Happy Herbavoire Interview AND will be posting a recipe or two from the book!

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PSS…  I really love and appreciate you guys!  I know I don’t post often, but I’m always just an email or message away! And I try to have a presence on Facebook so join the fun there! 

Ciao,

Jessica xo

4 comments:

  1. I have been loving my crock pot lately and have 2 extra bags of apples sitting on my counter! What kind of apples do you use for apple butter? (I've got a bag of golden delicious and granny smith, which I haven't wanted to use for applesauce because I prefer red apples that will make it a nice rosy color. :-) )

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  2. Mmm sound so good! Now all I need is a crockpot! I'm sure my mom has one I can borrow. Mmm thanks for this recipe. It's perfect for the winter season!!

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  3. I made cranberry applesauce with the leftovers in the fridge from Thanksgiving. So yummy!

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  4. I've never made apple butter, but I did buy it once. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

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