Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cheaters Guide to Apple Butter

Sometimes we pretend to be an apple lovin' family.  
I buy apples.  We eat one or two (maybe three if it is slathered in peanut butter) and then we allow them to slowly rot in a decorative bowl on the counter until trash day.
Meh, we're just not apple people.  Apple pie people, yes ... snack on an apple people, no.
So I peeled, cored and cut up about 8 apples, tossed them in my crock pot with cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie spice (it seemed like a good idea).  Splashed in 1/4 cup-ish of water and some lemon juice and turned the crock pot to low. 10 hours later... YUM.
This is so not a recipe, just a method to make apples appealing at the Penn Ave!

Family story alert:
As a kiddo, we used to make apple butter every single fall.  We would go apple picking and would choose the best golden delicious apples to make our famous apple butter.  
It would be a two day process and the house would smell amazing.  My mom had a hand-crank food mill and each apple processed was a labor of love.  There was a family recipe and huge batches of apple butter would be cranked out and properly canned and labeled.

This ain't that apple butter ... duly noted.

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