Monday, October 27, 2008

Apple Butter is just so good.

Several weeks ago my dad brought me a crate of apples. I made applesauce, some apple butter, 2 apple pies, canned apple slices for whatever, and then I had some leftover, but I didn't have time to do anything with them. I cut them up, put them in gallon baggies, fruit fresh them and put them in the refrigerator. They are still there. I have also made apple juice out of the apple peels, to make apple peel jelly tomorrow.

I have a blog that I read everyday. The CrockPot Lady. She made a New Year's Resolution that she would use her crockpot everyday this year. So far, she has posted a different recipe everyday. And she will tell you the truth if it is any good or not.

Well, when I started reading her blog, I spotted something about crockpot apple butter. I looked at it, was a little hesitant about it, but decided that since I was going shopping with my dad today, I was gonna put the apples in the crockpot, along with the vanilla. Left it alone until I got home. To view this wonderful, very easy recipe,

This is so easy that anyone can do it. Now, she comments that the sugar was too much. So, of course, I have to adjust this to our taste in this house. I put in one cup of white sugar, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, and some fresh grated nutmeg. Perfect. The color was right, the taste was better than what you buy in the store, and I canned it up and put them in the hot water canner for a later date. I have more apples in the fridge, I may make more of this or maybe some crockpot apple sauce. You don't have to stand over it all day long, just let the crockpot do all the work.

And now that I am working different hours, I am wanting to use the crockpot more often now. I follow her blog and I read all that she has to make. Some things sound wonderful. I am looking for a little dipper pot to make Pumpkin Spice Lattes, in the crockpot, who knew!

Check it out, you won't believe some of the stuff that she adapts to the crockpot.


Johanna said...

I have her on my blog list. Are you tired of apples yet? HAHA! :)

I wouldn't do half of what she does since there's only two of us and the other half is beginning to appreciate the simpler tastes in life, but it's still fun to see what she's brewing up.

Elaine said...

I'll have to check out her recipes. I love my crock pot. Haven't used it in a few weeks, but now that the weather is definitely turning colder, it's time for more stews and things like that.

I LOVE apple butter. It sounds wonderful!