Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend Cookbook Challenge 33 - Fall Vegetables

I am loving the theme of this months Weekend Cookbook Challenge (Fall Veggies if you didn't know), and if you saw my last post you'll see that Fall has completely descended on Kamloops. And while I don't like it for many reasons (snow is coming, the Farmers Markets are over, I have to wear socks and shoes instead of sandals, I'm cold all the time and did I mention SNOW IS COMING), I have to admit that it looks and smells beautiful out. There are apples just everywhere, waiting to be eaten out of hand and cooked with, and earlier this month I came across the most fun and easy apple recipe that I just have to share with you for Weekend Cookbook Challenge.

Apple Butter you make in the crock pot!

Nothing could have sounded more wonderful to me, especially since I'd been to the market that morning and bought a big tub of apples. I love apple butter, but have always been scared to try it, because it seems to take so long and I was afraid I'd burn and ruin it. But this recipe I was dying to try.

I don't know how I found A Year of CrockPotting but I am so glad I did! It looks like so much fun and I am looking forward to going through the archives as I definitely don't use my crock pot enough.

But back to this recipe. You only need a few things. Apples, brown and white sugars, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. And a crock pot:

I peeled and cored the apples, tossed them with vanilla, and cooked on low.
The next morning, I mashed them up, added the rest of the ingredients, and cooked some more.
By the afternoon, I had 5 1/2 small jars of apple butter.
It is absolutely wonderful. Possibly even better than Scott's Grandmothers Apple Butter, but we won't tell her that.

Thank you to the Crockpot Lady for sharing this tremendous recipe with us. Please click here for her recipe.

And thanks to Lisa from Confessions of an Apron Queen, who is hosting the October Weekend Cookbook Challenge. Get your posts to her by October 31.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Just what I need! Another bee in my bonnet project, like I don't already have enough on my counter brewing now.
I think this one has pushed me over, I used to make apple butter every year. It's just so wonderfully good and rich. It's really my very favorite! Grand Sara.

Sara said...

Tanna you will love this one, it's so easy. You can continue with all your other projects while it cooks away!