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… have you tried it? It has to be one of the easiest and tastiest things out there!
What you need -
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.
Sprinkle of ground ginger (optional)
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!
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?
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!
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!
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. :-) )ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
I made cranberry applesauce with the leftovers in the fridge from Thanksgiving. So yummy!ReplyDelete
I've never made apple butter, but I did buy it once. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!ReplyDelete