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Old 08-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by CWS4322
I haven't made apple butter in years, but was thinking "tomato butter" in the crockpot to make tomato paste using the instructions for apple butter.

When I did make apple butter, I often included some crab apples. And, at the end, I always added some brandy, apple brandy, or calvados (sp).
My grandma had a veritable plethora of crab apple trees, and her apple butter was usually all or mostly crabs. It was so good.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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I just made some, or something like apple butter; and it came out great!
I just cut the apples in half, Ved out the core, tossed in a pot, add a little water, boiled for a hour or two, added cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg to taste, and eat!
The neat thing is you can use apples that no one else wants, and they taste great! I am trying another batch now that I will let boil down to carmelization. This is fun, and very thrifty!

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #13
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One note about coring the apples: Apple seeds are poisonous, and contain cyanogenic acids. Eating a lot of them can make you seriously sick, so it is a good idea to cut out the cores!

Yes, Apple Seeds and Cherry Pits are Poisonous

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