Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Baking

Now that the weather has cooled down and turning on my oven no longer makes the kitchen feel like a sauna, I've been spending a lot more time in there. 

Every year for labor day we make our annual Apple Orchard trip and come home with tons of apples, so that has been my project the last couple of weeks. Find ways to use about 100 apples!
 My favorite thing to make is apple butter. 

Crock Pot Apple Butter
Approximately 3 lb. apples
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
Dash of salt
3/4 cup water or fresh apple cider
Fill Crock-pot 3/4 full with peeled, cored and sliced apples. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook on low setting overnight or until the butter is of a thick, spreadable consistency.If apple butter has too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Stir often as butter thickens to prevent scorching.
Mmmmm, and apple pie of course was the other thing I made.
 Vanilla bean ice cream on the side....nom nom nom!

So that's what I have been up to since the weather is cooling down finally.  How about you?

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  1. I'm just finishing with tomatoes and on to apples, so perfect timing on this post. Pinning your apple butter recipe. Thanks! ~ Maureen

  2. apples, apples, fall is all about the apples for me too!

    i love visiting the orchard, and i make apple crisp all the time. just made some yesterday in fact.

    your pie looks divine!


  3. Oh, I just love the fall and baking! Two of my favorite things! We did some flea marketing 2 weeks ago, and we picked up some peaches at a stand. I make yummy peach cobbler. Looking forward to more baking soon!


  4. I LOVE FALL...more so every year I think! The seasons come just right because just when I am sick of summer along comes fall and same with winter and spring and so on. LOL
    Gotta have apples in the fall and all the good baking that comes along with it!!
    Your apple butter looks so yummy! I used to make it...years ago, but haven't in ages. :) I don't need all that extra sugar for sure, but is sure is good!! Happy fall Nicki!!!!!!

  5. Love Fall you have been looks like you have been a busy bee.. Yummy hope your have a good afternoon.


  6. Yum, these look so good. Every time I hear of apple butter, I always think about my grandma. She use to can and do all that kind of stuff but I remember her apple butter the most. Good stuff!

  7. Yep - just finished canning another 100 pints of homemade salsa, so now it's time for apples! This looks soo good! Do you freeze it in the canning jars? Or just refrigerate it?

    Thank you so much for this recipe, Nicki! I'll be making some next week! :)

    xoox laurie


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