Thursday, October 3, 2013

Apples and More Apples

Apples, Apples, Apples!

So I made some more apple butter.

Monk has to examine everything that is set on "his" deck.
My jonathan apple tree is producing lots and lots of apples which are a little bit tart so I threw in a few macintosh and a couple gala too.  Plus of course sugar and cinnamon.
 I used my handy apple peeler.  I love this thing!

 I put the slices into the crockpot.  I continued to fill the pot all the way to the top.
I put about 1/4 C water in but I won't do that next time because there's plenty of water in the apples.
I did this at 7pm in the evening and let it cook on low all night.

 This is how it looked in the morning.
There was too much water in there.

 I mixed it smooth with my immersion blender.  (Another tool I love)

 I then cooked it on high without the lid till it cooked down to the consistency I wanted for apple butter.

I got almost 5 pint jars.  The one that isn't full goes in the refrigerator for me to eat now and the others, I'll freeze.
That's the only way I know to can things.  You'd think as old as I am I would've learned to can and preserve by now!!!  I never wanted to give myself botulism with canned beans!!


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1 comment:

  1. The apple butter looks delicious, and it looks like the perfect's so nice you can actually use all the wonderful things that you grow...Phyllis


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