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Old 03-29-2014, 12:45 PM   #11
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When I made mint jelly, I used crab apples from a friend's yard. Crab apples have lots of pectin, so it jelled really well and fairly fast.
Oh yeah, I remember Gramma making crab apple jelly too. And I also remember the cedar waxwings getting drunk on whatever fruit was left on the trees after it had fermented.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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Dawg, that must have been a funny sight to see!

How odd...my daughter and I were just talking about crabapples yesterday. We used to go camping in Yosemite every year and rent bicycles to go to the crabapple orchards. We'd stuff our canvas bags with them. My grandma used to make crabapple jelly too, but I don't remember how she did it. They are definitely tart!
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:54 AM   #13
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Any apple butte recipes without apple cider? Please!!!!
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:05 PM   #14
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Just use water instead of cider.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #15
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Here is a recipe I found online that doesn't call for any liquid. I guess the apples provide the liquid.

5 1/2 C apples peeled, cored and chopped
2 C Brown Sugar ( or less according to sweetness of apples)
2 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt

Place the apples in slow cooker. In med bowl, mox the sugar cinnamon cloves and salt. Mix into apples.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low and cook 9-11 hours, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens and is dark brown.
Uncover and continue to cook 1 hour on low. Stir with whisk to increase smoothness.

Refrigerate or freeze or process in sterile jars in a water bath.
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:35 AM   #16
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just in case anyone hasn't tried it yet, apple butter (and peach, and pear butters, etc.) are AWESOME on plainly grilled, boneless chicken breasts. or pork chops. plain. ask me how i know

but it really goes well with simply grilled or broiled white meats.

thanks, carolpa.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #17
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After you make your apple butter give these a try!

Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Apple Cinnamon Buns Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:21 AM   #18
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Buckytom, do you put this on the meat before or after you cook it. I'm thinking after, but want to be sure. I have a couple jars of apple butter I made, but because of my diabetes I'm not eating it. Don't ask why I made something I can't eat. I just wanted to see if I could make it. Mostly I have eaten apple butter on bread, and bread is a no-no for me. DH doesn't eat apple butter. I grew up with it.
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after grilling, like a condiment.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:20 AM   #20
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I have a couple of tired apples in the fruit drawer that I'm moving along before grocery day. I cut one up and put it into my dip-sized crock pot (one pint) to cook down all day. Himself really liked it even though he thought the texture was more akin to a preserve or jam rather than apple butter. Probably should not have used the Gala apple. I checked lists for "best apples for apple butter" and will shop for a mix of those next week. I'm hoping we get nice enough weather to go apple farm hunting some sunny day.


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just in case anyone hasn't tried it yet, apple butter (is) AWESOME..
....with cottage cheese. Forget applesauce, we like apple butter with it when we have it. When our son was in high school and he and Dad would head off in the too-early AM, Goober liked to sandwich apple butter between two toasted waffles. Oddly good.
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