So, I’ve never canned anything before. That is, before yesterday!
By the way, we did have a great day at the pumpkin patch and I’ll share pictures of that soon. However, we also went apple picking :: which was a first for us and good fun too.
Some of us aimed high
managing to get the best ones right on top of the trees.
and some others ate nothing but apples the whole day!
oh, and some old-fashioned rock candy too
What do you do when you come home with all of these apples?
I used my apple slicer to core 5 lbs of apples in less than 10 minutes, easy peasy. Into the crockpot went all the ingredients. Our house smelled so much like fall yesterday with the sweet aroma of apples cooking and cinnamon, oh my!
I drastically reduced the quantity of sugar that the recipe calls for, using just a tad under 2 cups and I’m glad I did because what resulted is a perfect balance of tart and sweet.
Another thing I would do differently the next time is not run the cooked pulp through the blender but rather use a sieve. Even though I whizzed it for barely 3 seconds, I lost the grainy texture. Thankfully, the taste wasn’t altered in any way and my toast is thrilled
Yum, yum, yum! Apple Butter… it’s a good thing!