Here is a recipe I make every Fall after we go to Apple Hill. It is easy to make and so delicious all through the Fall!
All Day Apple Butter
5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Use an immersion blender to make it extra smooth after it's done cooking.
Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.
Monday, October 16, 2006
1 Tbs all-purpose flour
5 Tbs sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A shake of Pumpkin pie or apple pie sasoning
1 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt2 tsps baking soda
1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon---*
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg---*
1/4 tsp ground cloves---*
1/4 tsp ground allspice---*
(--*OR 3 t of pumpkin pie or apple pie seasoning)
1 (15-oz) can solid-pack pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie in a can)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (2 cups) OR whatever apples you have OR take two cups of the food storage dried apples and soak them for 5 minutes or so and add them in
MAKE THE TOPPING: Blend together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
MAKE THE BREAD: Put a rack in the middle of oven and preheat oven to 350F. Butter two 9 X 5 inch loaf pans.
Combine all ingredients, fold in apples at last
Divide batter between buttered loaf pans. Sprinkle half of topping evenly over each loaf.
Bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
Cool loves in pans on a rack for 45 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. Or eat right away and burn your tongue. Whichever.