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Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall on Your Tongue

I have to share this; it's too awesomely delicious to keep to myself.  I've never made apple butter before, so took several recipes off the internet and combined them to get this:

Fall In A Spoon Apple Butter (a slow cooker recipe)

16-20 apples, cored, peeled, sliced (I used a mix of Honeycrisp, Opalescent, and Ginger Gold)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp salt (okay, probably 1/8 tsp)

--Put all the apple slices in a very large bowl that will allow for ample stirring and tossing.  Add 1/2 tsp vanilla, mix well, repeat with remaining 1/2 tsp.
--Combine remaining ingredients, blend well.  Pour over apples, toss well.
--Pour apples into crockpot (mine is 6 quart), cover with lid.
--Turn on high for 1 hour.
--Reduce heat to low, cook covered for 10 hours.
--Remove lid, turn to high, cook for 1 hour or until it's not too liquidy.  Periodically use a whisk to break up remaining apple pieces.

Voila!  It's done, your house smells exquisite, and Fall is bursting on your tongue in a symphony of abundant sweet spice.  I hear it can be frozen; we ate alot of it (testing is imperative to the creative process), and then canned the rest, yielding 8 preserved cups.  If you haven't canned before, a fantastically helpful site is Pick Your OwnWe refer to it regularly.



Caitlynjohnson said...

Yum! But then, you are the Harvest Kitchen Goddess, so I'm not surprised...thank you for everything, and for this delicious blog.

Ashling said...

The title of Kitchen Goddess will forever be yours, my friend....I'm a mere pretender to the throne.