Thursday, October 21, 2010

Our apple butter (photo post)

The slow cooker full of apples was started at 8:30 in the morning (a slight change from the original plan) and it took until about 9:00 that night until it was thick enough...not quite as thick as some commercial apple butter, but still spreadable. We used 2 1/2 cups of sugar plus cinnamon, cloves, and salt as per the recipe.

We got 12 125 ml (half-cup) jars out of the 5 1/2 pounds of apples (19 apples, to be exact), plus a bowlful for the fridge. The bowlful is already gone--Mama Squirrel used it in a batch of muffins and in apple crisp (a cupful mixed with the chopped apples).

Jar labels and photographs: Ponytails.


Donna-Jean Breckenridge said...

It looks delicious! I've been meaning to try that recipe, too.

Isn't there something just wonderful about apples? I always think of them as the consolation gift that summer is over :-)

Erica said...

Those look great. I will have to try to make some once I get a little more organized.