Saturday, August 8, 2009

DIY: Organic Apple Butter

Another apple recipe! Why? Cause I have so many f-en apples here I don't know what to do!!! If apples were dollars I'd be riding my donkey by now and feeding all the hungry people the world over. Feeding them apples. Anyone nearby hungry?
Making Apple Butter is fairly easy , just like apple sauce - except it takes many more hours to reach the goal of butter then sauce.
First: Get all your organic apples together and rinse them off. Use however many you have, but starting with five big ones or more would be ideal since it takes a while to make.

Second: Peel them all, unless you like it chunky chewy. Wild apples have much harder skins then store bought, so if you want to strain the skins out later, you can use a cheese cloth to squeeze it through. Peeling is time consuming but it's a toss up which is easiest. :)
Third: Core them. Take out the apple core in the middle and feed it to the birds, the compost, the pig or horses - you don't want those seeds in your apple butter, they aren't for human consumption.
Fourth: Throw all the (no core) wedges in a pot with a little pure water in the bottom. You don't have to cut them small since they boil down into a sauce very easy on their own. Bring this to a boil and then settle it down to medium/low heat (so it stills simmers & bubbles). Over time the apple sauce will continue to brown. Add a pinch of sea salt to bring out the sweet flavor if you like.

Fifth: Stir and check, stir and check, stir and check for like 5 plus (meaning it can go into 7, maybe 10) hours! Make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom, otherwise it can be left alone for long stretches at a time to brown and thicken.Ohhhh look how brown that sauce got! Woo!...smooth and yummy like apple butta' should be!!! Vegan, gluten free, organic, and macrobiotic PLUS mmmmm tart and good :)
What do you eat your apple butter on?XoXo


*Stephanie* said...

Mmmmmmm! That looks so good! I could eat it plain! But it would go good on some nice homemade cinnamon raisin bread.
My son would go crazy for it!

Leslie @ the oko box said...

Hey Stephanie!
I finished off my jar today- eating it spoonful by spoonful plain :) - before that I was putting it on a rice cake and drizzling almond butter on top! OooooOH! It is good- time to make another batch!