I had some apples go mushy before we ate them all and decided to make some crock pot apple butter.
My mother's recipe had to be altered for such a small batch. Although I used my apple peeler/slicer, I forgot I didnt need to peel them darn it.
I used my little Rival Crock-ette. I started them at 10am Sunday.
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 c water
After the apples had cooked about an hour, I chopped them into smaller pieces.
Sorry these two pics are so gold. The light in my kitchen is yuck and my camera wasn't cooperating.
After four hours of cooking with no lid on, I took my Oster stick blender and pureed it. We like velvety smooth apple butter.
Finally, at 11:30 pm last night I dumped it into a jar and into the fridge.
This morning I had some on toast for breakfast. It's so thick, velvety, and yummy!
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Now I have 3 pie pumpkins and 1 medium pumpkin I need to do something with.
Anyone have any suggestions? I've never prepared pie pumpkins. Do I just slice them in half and scoop out the pulp? Can I put it in a jar in fridge until next week and make pumpkin pies out of them or should I wait until next week to do it?