This is a blog from a Netters who never claimed to be perfect and never will be. I cook, I write, I lead a normal life. I'm a vegetarian making my way into veganhood.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Butter me up, hon.
The apple butter is complete! Beautiful! Tasty! It will be delicious on some waffles in the morning... I doubt I'll be pulling out the waffle iron anytime soon... my thumb is still throbbing. So here goes. I tweaked this recipe for apple butter in the crockpot.
Lazy Apple Butter Ingredients
• Crockpot full of Quartered apples, stems removed • 4 cups sugar (I used a bag of raw sugar and a couple tablespoons of brown sugar I had sitting around just to use it up) • 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Directions 1. Place apples in crockpot. 2. Sprinkle with sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and stir. 3. Cook on high for 1 hour. 4. Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown. 5. Stir occasionally. 6. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer. 7. Puree with hand blender. 8. Pour into jars. Since I didn't boil the jars and can them properly, they'll have to live in the refrigerator. I'm not that advanced yet. :)
I got these two jars and ½ of a small pickle jar full. Neat thing about this recipe is, it's hard to mess it up. Just cook it until it's mush. If it's not sweet enough, add more sugar. If it's too sweet, well, I guess your out of luck. I suppose you could make another batch and make it not sweet enough and then mix the two together. :) Can ya tell the only training I've had was watching Food Network? :oP
Hi. I'm a Netters, a poet, a writer, a wife, a mommy to 8 furkids, a vegetarian hoping to be a vegan, and a Christian. Those are in no particular order.
I love to cook. My husband and I embrace a cruelty-free, green lifestyle and buy local, organic produce whenever possible.