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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe...

Hello my dears... How are you all?  It seems as if everytime lately that I go to post I start by telling you how sorry I am for not posting sooner..
But here I am this evening just wanting to take the time to at least check in and let you know I am here....
The last few days have as usual been busy.. A lot of nice company... old friends who we always love to see and catch up with...
Then my darlin husband brought down a lot of garden goodies that we have been doing.  I am so blessed that he doesn't mind helping.  We made a few batches of mustard pickles and bread and butters and he helps by peeling and slicing.  The dear man....LOL...
I found the greatest recipe and wanted to share with all you sweet keepers of the home... It is so nice and so easy to do...
It is Crockpot Apple Butter..... Tastes wonderful on toast and bagels or homemade Cinnamon Sweet Bread... Or you can have it with pork chops or roast....
This was my breakast this morning... A nice hot cup of coffee and toast with Apple Butter..
The best part was that Gramps and I shared it with some of our grandsons...
Anyway.. here is the recipe....
Start out with 6 pounds of apples...
It took all of these... I bought them on sale at On The Vine on our way home...
You just peel these all up and then slice them and place in your crockpot....
In a separate bowl measure out 4 cups of white sugar
                 3 tsps. of cnnamon
3/4 tsp. of ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Stir up well and then pour over your apples and stir ...
Then place the cover on and cook on high for 1 - 2 hours...
Then turn down to low and cook 10  hours or more...
Stir once in awhile during the first hour or so...
It will look like this at the end...  Take a masher and mash well.  I used my stick blender with the whisk on and it worked perfect.  I had forgotten my blender part at home so I think if you mash it well and then use your beaters or whisk it will work well.  You can turn the heat up to high for another hour before you put it in sterilized bottles and seal....
As you can see you get 8 pints or 4 quarts...
I just made another batch before I started my post and I will let it cook all night like I did last time.  When we woke up in the morning the cottage smelled lovely of apples.  I think it takes about a half hour to peel and put this together and then in the morning maybe 15 minutes to bottle it..
So easy and so nice for you family or to add to your gift pantry. 
How are you girls  doing adding to your pantries?  Perhaps you could let us know what you are creating to put away for your Christmas gifts or whatever...
Oh, I want to thank my new followers and to say welcome and hope  you will keep checking in to see if you can find something of interest to aid you in being a keeper of the home..

This next month the Keepers are hoping to make a field trip to an herb farm where they make homemade soaps, oils, vinegars and what all... I think it will be inspiring....
If you are interested and you do not currently attend but are in our area just let me know and you are more than welcome to become a part of our group and make this little trip with us.  I will let you know the details as soon as I get it all worked out.  
 Isn't God good?  We are such a blessed people to live here and to know Him...
Here are our dear grandsons and their friend heading home after spending a couple of days with us.. We so enjoy them.. School will soon be starting so we are trying to squeeze the visits in..LOL..
So take care of yourselves and your  families and I will get back to you as soon as I can. \
Let us know by commenting on how your apple butter turned out or anything else you are busy at..
Peace...
Faye...




8 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this post- I had a bit of inside info about what you've been up to... (HaHa Darcie told me)The apple better sounds easy enough to do- maybe I'll give it a try. My gift pantry is doing great! I have cookie mixes, mustard pickles, dill beans and beets done up. It will be a toss up though whether we give it away or we eat it- Oh well, at least I have something on hand in case something comes up.

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  2. GOOD FOR YOU LINSAY.. I AM PLANNING ON DOING DILL BEANS TODAY..YOUR COOKIE MIXES SOUND INTERESTING.. I WILL TRY TO GET THAT BREAD RECIPE TO YOU TODAY...
    GOD BLESS...

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  3. Oh, that looks so good and know it was esp. good to share it your grandsons. Faye, do you think I could use this recipe and replace the apples for pears? I have a load of pears that will be picked this weekend...pear butter sounds so good too.

    Blessings to you!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe Faye.
    Ah, I hate goodbye's too, it's always good to see them.
    I really, really wish I could say I was passing :-) Would love to join you, but might have to skim over a bit of land and a pond to get to you . :-) x x x But if you take your camera then I can still see.

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  5. I to will have to try the Apple Butter when I get a chance. What Gift Pantry? LOL! Mine is bare. I am having a birthday party for Emma tomorrow.. she is turning 4 on Sunday...can't believe she will be 4 already. Take Care, Love Ya.

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  6. Yes, Lorie ... you could use pears I would think. If you google crockpot pear butter you can find several recipes that are done the exact same way..Thanks for commenting evcryone. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Apple Butter.... I am going to put those ingredients on the list for groceries so I can make some.... yummy I will bring you a bottle and you can see if it turned out ok..... Love ya Faye

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  8. Janice and I are doing everything apple for our keepers meeting this Thurs., so this is on the list, along with the cider mix. Thank you for the recipes!I'll be sure to let you know how everything turns out.
    Blessings,
    Julie

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