Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've got Fall Fever!

Since it has been in the 20's all week, I have wanted to stay indoors, play games with my kids and bake.
So I ventured out and made apple butter. To me no other smell says Fall like cinnamon, apples and sugar simmering in your crock pot all day.
of course I had to step outdoors to try and capture some fun Fall pictures!
I am ready for the cold because cold=holidays!

My kids love the apple-peeler-corer-slicer.
Not only does it make apples easy to bake with...

The kids have contests with the apple peels!

And wallah...
the beautiful and delicious apple butter!
Happy Fall!
Crock pot apple butter

For standard size crock pot, adjust for small or huge one.
12-14 apples (I do enough to fill my pot)
2 cups apple juice or cider

Wash, core, peel and slice apples. Put in crock pot, cover and cook on low 10-14 hours. I start mine before bed and finish the next day.

When fruit is tender, mash with potato masher or whisk. Measure amount of cooked fruit and put back into crock pot. For EACH 2 cups cooked fruit add:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves

Stir well, cover and cook on high for an additional 6-8 hours, stirring every two hours. After 3 hours, remove lid and continue to cook uncovered so butter will thicken. Spoon into hot jars and process in hot water bath. ( I did mine for 20 minutes, adjust to where you live. You can also just put into freezer jars and freeze!


Hendry Happenings said...

You are much more creative than I am. I pulled out the corer/peeler/slicer and is all we got from it was dehydrated apples. Good thing my kids don't know there are other things to do with apples!

Emily H said...

If you lived in Utah we could do these things together, but you don't because you SUCK!! Also if anybody wants a corer/peeler/slicer I can hook them up.

twin said...

I can almost smell the apple butter!yum - I think I'll do some. Haven't put up anything this year but now I'm inspired. Thanks Becky

Sheila Madsen said...

Looks scruptious - I think I'll have to try making some. Your pictures are awesome - really made me feel like I was right there in the kitchen with you!