Sunday, November 9, 2008

Apple Butter

I had a wonderful trip to Julian on Saturday, then on Sunday I took the delicious apples I had, a mixture of red delicious, pippin, some unknown little bewise apples, and cooked them up slowly over an entire sunday with a little apple cider and made them into a delicious rich apple butter.

There isnt really a recipe, I just peeled and chopped the apples, poured apple cider to cover and simmered them on a really low heat all day until they were completely uniform, then blended them to make them silky smooth. I sterilized the jars with boiling water and voila!!

You also get to see our crazy looking synthetic lawn. Its a bit odd, and looks a bit like a carpet, but I think we made the right choice. Its wonderful to walk on, nice and neat and doesn't need any water. Good stuff.


Peabody said...

Apple butter is so healhty and goes with so many things.

CookiePie said...

Lovely apple butter! I've never made it myself, but yours looks so good, I'll have to try it!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, sounds delish! I like those no-recipe-required recipes.

What's up with the fake lawn? is that common where you are? Maybe this is the new "green" lawn?

Jennywenny said...

Yeah, san diego is pretty much the desert, not to mention having the ugliest gopher ridden lawn you could ever see! So we decided to put a synthetic lawn that doesnt need any water and stays nice. I'm happy as its very nice to sit on and some kind of gravel xeriscape would probably be a bit uncomfortable!

RecipeGirl said...

Hi Jenny,

I live in SD too :)

We did an apple picking trip to Julian back in Sept. and I went crazy w/ apple recipes. Didn't make any apple butter this year though. Looks delish.

That Synthetic stuff is great... we had a new school open in our neighborhood this year and the whole field is synthetic!