Friday, October 29, 2010

Apple Wishes

This is the time of year when apples are economical.  If you do not have a tree (like me), you may have a friend who does!  If not...bags of apples are quite inexpensive in the grocery store during apple harvest in MN.
I was given apples.  We had apple crisp and apple pie.  I dried apples and made apple chips (twice)...they are devoured much too quickly. 
I decided to make something new....something I really like, but have never made....
and although the recipe I found said to bake the apples whole, I wanted to make sure there were no worms living inside my apples....and I cut off any blemishes....
then I baked the pot of apples for about an hour and a half....I didn't really pay attention to the time....

then I pressed the apples and added  brown sugar and spices....no juice...it made plenty of that on its own...

then back into the oven.....for pretty much my whole day...
 
and the Apple Butter turned out great!
Next time I will know to make at least twice as much at a time.
Sure wish I had a few apple trees of my own....

3 comments:

Judy S. said...

Wish we could come by for a taste. DH just loves applebutter! Glad you did a worm check. LOL

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Apple season is wonderful. I love homemade apple butter. I also noticed your previous post about Apple Valley Soaps. The next town over from us is Apple Valley. Of course, this is the one in California :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Lori said...

Yum! At our old house we had several apple trees and I loved making apple butter. Enjoy!!!