Ten pounds of apple was curing in my kitchen, if there is such thing as curing for apples after picking. One of the planned project for me this weekend was to make apple butter. I am not a person, usually make these kind of preserves. I faintly remember my mother attempting to make sauces and chutneys but never paid enough attention. Again, my mother has taken classes in cooking so she knew exactly what she was cooking. I am on the other hand reading blogs and attempting to make preserves was a huge success at least for me. Keep in mind along the way I make my own twists to the recipe!
1.5 quarts sweet cider ( 6 cups)
1.5 lbs sugar (3 cups)
1 tsp each: cinnamon, allspice & cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg.
1/3 cup of apple vodka ( I do not know why I decided to add this) It really intensified the flavor. Yes... yes... that is the only reason I add this ingredient!
As the clouds were rolling in, I knew I could not do much other than making apple butter. The whole house smelled delectable! I am happy to see my investment in canning utensils were well paid off!