Put them together & you have
apple butter !
Actually, apple butter does not contain any butter. I also have never tried it.
so what would possess me to attempt to make it?
The fact that we went apple picking this past weekend.
this is the first time that there wasn’t any cider. I’m not sure if it’s a sign of the recession, or if we were just too early ..
we were sad 😦
I decided to make it mostly because everyone expected me to bake a pie.
I’m a rebel 😉
Also, I’ve been on a canning kick, ( never too soon to think about the upcoming gift-giving season) so when I found a recipe that someone had commented that the canned it.. I was all in!
I made a slight change to the recipe ( don’t I always?) I don’t like things overly sweet, so I cut the sugar down to 1 cup & added 1 1/2 cup brown sugar.
then I inserted my super-cool new corer into the center.
why is so super-cool?
because when you pull out the core, you press the lever & the core pops right out!
ya know you want one 😉
and enjoy how wonderful your house smells
♬♬♬♬ all. day. long.♬♬♬♬♬
The apples did break down over time, but I found that I had to use my trusty immersion blender to get the smooth texture that I was looking for.
I canned most of the apple butter ( I had to save some for us to have on the chilly fall mornings..)
this was a great recipe !
on a funny note.. here is a shot that I took trying to feature the butter all processed