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Sweet apples that carry the memories of a day well spent at the orchard, laughing with friends, carrying on, playing in the hay and reaching up tall to grab the highest golden goodness peaking out through the leaves.
An evening to remember, dancing around the kitchen, eating a slice or two as each apple was peeled, seasoning the whole pot with cinnamon… and loving the scent that followed.
These jars hold apple butter for sure, but more than that, they hold the memories from the beginning of a wonderful fall. They hold the warmth that emanated from our home and kitchen. They hold the precious moments that make the taste of this apple butter even more savory.
About 1 peck of apples (different varieties picked from the orchard)
3 cups sugar (I use organic cane sugar)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Pinch of salt
After we peel, core and cut up the apples, I throw them in my crockpot and mix in the rest of ingredients. Cook on high for 1 hour, then on low for 10-11 hours. If you can remember, take the lid off for the last hour and stir.
Once cooked, carefully spoon into food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth.
Ladle into canning jars and place upside down to seal or place in water bath.
Don’t forget to taste at every stage… it’s so good!
Zesty Cook says
mmm love the apple butter.. Cute pics… I am going to stumble it!
Yummo! That looks delious!
I’m addicted to checking your blog now so I can get my daily “fall fix.” Reading your comments helps me look back at the day and realize we had some unforgettable, cozy moments too. Thanks!
Blissful Babe says
Oh how I love apple butter!
And of course, you did it the *real* way. :p
One of these days, soon, I will make it the real way.
OH MY YUM!
Jenny in Utah says
I love the apple peeler – haven’t seen one of those in years! Your daughter is going to be quite the domestic diva, just like her mommy!
I love apple butter! Looks like you two had so much fun making it!
Love the peeler and wow apple butter on a hot bagel is calling my name!!!
OH YUM! I have not had apple butter in YEARS. Years, I tell you! I need to get some!
Erin, Nick and Merrick says
I am so jealous of those who take such amazing pictures!!
You do a beautiful job!!
Christina Lee says
Ok,I’ve decided we need to just pack up and come live with you 🙂
What a beautiful post, and what a beautiful blog! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I sure can’t wait to poke around yours!
I can’t believe it either. I have to say I prefer the more breezy 60degree weather but the last couple days have been beautiful. I was gonna tell ya Jess and I were at TJ Max a couple weeks ago and they had a whole bunch of lil kid Halloween Costumes…maybe you can find something there. Just a thought. Hope you all have a great home group tonight, see you tomorrow!
This is too sweet Tabitha. I have to get my little guy in the kitchen with me again.
Corey~living and loving says
seriously heart warming post. LOVE IT!
Momma Magpie says
Gorgeous beautiful pictures. I also now have drool all over my keyboard– see what you made me do!? 😉
One of my fave southern memories is of eating buttery homemade biscuits smothered in apple butter. Deeeelish!
Pennies In My Pocket says
If you need my address to send me some of that apple goodness, just let me know. HAHAHA jk!
I totally want an apple peeler!
Ok, you’ve got to be one of the most creative, fun mommies I “know.” Can my son come and live with you. I will take hime back after college. Thank you. 😛
Beautiful photos and that apple butter makes my mouth water! What a fun time full of great memories.
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I just adore your blog I will so be back to enjoy all your family fun! Thank you for your very kind words! It always warms my heart to know that people care!
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