Saturday, October 04, 2008

A is for Apple Butter.

I seem to be getting ready to hibernate for winter. I can't stop canning! The farmer's markets that I love so much will be done by the end of October (this makes be a bit sad). To cope with this sadness, I have been keeping busy. Cameron and I made apple butter yesterday. Twelve jars, to be exact. Apple butter is much easier than pizza sauce. I dare say it's downright simple. What's neat is that since the jars are smaller, you actually get to hear the "pop" as the jars seal. When I told my mom that I had canned apple butter, she asked "who helped you?". I responded "Cameron!". I gotta say, this little girl is one great baby. She tolerated two batches of apple butter with minimal complaining. We'll see how she does when her Aunt Christine and I can cranberry sauce tomorrow.


  1. Jesus Woman ! You are out of control ! I envy your motivation. What lucky peeps your family are to be able to take advantage of your nesting/canning/food storing mode.

  2. Anonymous12:23 p.m.

    You are amazing!

    Two questions:

    (1) Is it possible to make apple butter without a food mill? I'd like to try it, but don't have the equipment.

    (2) What can you eat apple butter with, aside from toast?


  3. You can make apple butter with a food processor or blender.

    A lot of people serve apple butter with cheese and crackers, or pork. It isn't really buttery, more like a thick sauce. I had some on my toast this morning - it was very yummy!

  4. I love apple butter on toasted English muffins. You can also use it as a marinade for pork, and chicken. If you mix it with BBQ sauce, it's unreal with steak.

    Kat, please marry me and be my wife. Oh crap - you're already married.

  5. Anonymous11:20 a.m.

    Let's see a picture of that cranberry sauce. I bet it is beautiful.