WooHoo, I am so pumped that the weekend is finally here!!!
What are you doing to celebrate? ... I'm heading into the city tonight for a much needed night out with my college roommates! Sooo excited!
Back around Christmas time, I was looking for something that I could make and give to everyone in my family for the holidays. I did not want to just make cookies or bread, I wanted it to be something different and special.
I came up with the idea of make homemade Apple Butter... and I am so glad I did because that stuff was AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! I use it all the time on my morning toast/bagel!
Since then, I had a few requests for the recipe and I figured there is not better time than the present to tackle this post.
So for your viewing pleasures, a tutorial on how to make homemade APPLE BUTTER!!!
First and foremost you need 1/2 pint Ball/Mason jars for canning purposes; each batch of apple butter makes about 8 1/2 pint jars! You also need other basic canning supplies such as a large boiling pot, and then tongs to remove the boiling hot jars from the boiling hot water (I don't want anyone burning off their pretty little fingers!) .... A large crock pot it also needed.
Homemade Apple Butter
Ingredients:6-8 Pounds of Mixed Apples (I used 4 Granny Smith, 3 Braeburn, 2 Fuji, 2 Macoun, 2 Cortland). It is important to mix bitter with sweet apples to get a good blend of flavors!
2 Cups of Sugar
1 Tbsp. of Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. of Ground Cloves
1/4 Tsp. of Salt