It’s finally apple picking season y’all!
I went on a mission to rescue some apples in a nearby garden yesterday, and then spent the rest of my afternoon making this delicious apple butter. It’s SO thick and creamy, rich and spicy & tastes like concentrated fall in a jar.
This is what you’ll need:
15 medium sized mixed apples, cored and chopped into small-ish chunks.
1 cup apple juice, cider, water or strong herbal chai tea (I used tea).
1/2 cup granulated or brown sugar.
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place all of the ingredients into a large heavy-based pan and mix them together. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a low heat. Place a lid on and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring every 10 minutes or so to make sure the apples don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Remove the lid and leave to cool for awhile, then blend until smooth.
Pour the apple butter into sterilized jars and refrigerate. It should keep for at least a couple of weeks.