Monday, November 17, 2008

Apples, again!

I followed Renee's advice and cooked down some of the applesauce over the weekend to make apple butter.

Unfortunately, we only have a small crockpot, so I could only cook down 2 quarts at a time. You have to cook it down for a good 5-6 hours to get it thick enough, so it took most of the day. I didn't follow the recipe she linked to, but instead just added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg per batch. I don't add sugar to my applesauce or apple butter. It turned out great!

So, now I have 14 pints of apple butter (do the math on how long it took, if you want). I think I'll find a faster way to cook it down next year. Maybe a 9 x 13 inch pan in the oven? Do you think that will work?

1 comment:

Mike Aubrey said...

Nice, my family made apple butter when I was a child, but I don't remember how we cooked it.