Fall is upon us here in Albany! My first east coast fall has been full of cold days and finding things to make with all the apples we’ve picked! One of my favorites is a basic apple butter. It’s great for spreading on toast (or more apples!) and makes the apartment smell amazing.
Apple Butter Recipe:
- 5 Apples (cored, loosely peeled, and diced)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ Cup maple syrup or brown sugar (to taste)
- Fresh Ginger to taste
- ¼ tsp cloves (optional)
Step 1- mix all of these luscious ingredients together and cook it all in a covered pot until it has reduced (this will take about 1 to 2 hours).
Step 2- Allow the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture stops steaming.
Store butter in a clean mason jar or an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
Note: If you would like a thicker consistency for the butter, you can return it to the heat after blending for a few more minutes, just be sure to allow it to cool again before storing.