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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wordless and Wordful Wednesday ~ Making Your House Smell WONERFUL!

Here is my Wordless/Wordful Wednesday entry.  As you can see it's not very "wordless".  In fact it's longer than I expected...but at least it's recipes.  Please leave your link at the bottom.  I look forward to visiting everyone!  Remember you can click on the pictures to see them at their regular size.

I find myself here again wondering why I haven't updated my blog before now.  I know I've written a ton of posts in my head but have never gotten over to the computer to actually get them posted.

I have decided to try my hand at making my own Apple Butter and coming up with my own recipe.  I think I've done a pretty good job as my son likes it.  He just loves apple butter so he's been my tester.  Thought I would share with you my two recipes that I have come up with so far.  I've got more ideas for different ones that once I've tested them I'll share here with you.


Molasses Apple Butter

(This recipe will give you an apple butter that has a hint of a molasses flavor and I really do mean it's a hint.)

Ingredients:

6 apples (I used 3 Golden & 3 Red) - peeled, cored and chopped
2 cups white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or less if you don't like cinnamon)
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Place apples, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt into a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.  Reduce heat.  Simmer and stir occasionally for 6 to 8 hours.  At this time use an immersion blender.  Once you are done you may want to cook longer if your apple butter is still to runny.  At this point the longer you cook it the thicker it will become.  If you do find that it's not getting thicker just take the lid off so that the steam will escape.

Once you have reached the consistency that you want, turn off you slow cooker and let cool a bit.  In the mean time you can get your boiling water bath ready for any that you would like to can.  If you're not canning this will store great in freezer-safe containers.  Make sure you leave 3/4 inch space at the top.


Apple Butter


(this recipe will give you more of an original apple butter flavor)

Ingredients:

12 apples (I used 9 Goldens and 3 Reds) - peeled, cored and chopped
6 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Follow the same cooking directions as in the recipe above.

What's  next?  I'm going to start with these recipes and add in different  flavors to them.  Keep your fingers crossed that they all turn out well.   Now I'm just wishing I had an apple corer and a peeler.  It sure would  make this go faster.

The pictures are of the Molasses Apple Butter and as  you can see it is a bit darker.  This is due to the brown sugar.

If you would like to see more Wordless photos head on over to Wordless Wednesday, 5 Minutes for Mom, Live and Love...Out Loud, and J. Leigh Designz. Now if you're like me and sometimes you can't stay wordless head on over to see some Wordful Wednesday photos at Parenting by Dummies.  Don't forget to sign the Linky below.

19 comments:

Indrani said...

Making good use of apples... yummy! :)

Danielle said...

I can smell it now! delicious! Perfect for fall!

alicia said...

Sounds wonderful, especially for this time of year. Happy WW! Thanks for sharing and linkin up.

Natalie said...

Oh! I love apple butter!! I've never tried to make it...maybe it's time!

Veronica Lee said...

Sounds yummy!

Happy WW!

Marice said...

yum!! can i have some?

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Oh yes, I am sure your house smells wonderful! Thanks so much for the recipes, I need to try them.

Night Owl Mama said...

I've never had that before but that recipe looks really easy. thanks

Cher said...

now that's yummy!!!

Stevebethere said...

Hmmm! i bet that smells wonderful.

Happy WW!

dogsmom said...

Perfect recipes for this time of year.

Uyen said...

OMG...I'm getting fatter just by looking at your pictures!

Grampy said...

Thank You for the recipes. Such a nice surprise on WW. Have a good day.

Pam Ponder said...

I love apple butter but am not brave enough to try it on my own..great job!!

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

YUM! I love apple butter (so does Princess Nagger). I can't believe I forgot to save some apples to make into apple butter (I'm turning them into wine instead). Guess I'll have to buy some apples to make some apple butter! :)

WW: Cat Fishing

rachelizabeth said...

I was looking at an apple butter recipe recently and thought about trying it - we love apple butter!

That recipe said you could also use pears instead of apples and make pear butter. That would taste good, too!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

You had me at "apple butter". I'm drooling...
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. I'm dying for some apple butter and honey rolls. :)

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

माधव( Madhav) said...

mouthwatering

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