One of my favorite things to enjoy when we would go over to the Amish just south of my town was their homemade apple butter. They pride themselves in the amount of apple butter they make and how it is all natural and perfectly sweet. When you walk into their little house where they sell everything from cinnamon rolls to fresh produce and milkshakes, you will smell an amazing aroma of apples simmering away in it’s own juices with loads of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. All of these combined create the perfect treat!
Last year, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time and decided I wanted to give something to my guests as they left. I did not want to bake something because I knew we would already have a lot of leftovers from the actual day, so I decided to go with a jar of homemade apple butter. I popped out my crock pot and just dumped four ingredients: apples, cinnamon, sugar and salt and let those simmer away all day. In the evening, I took an immersion blender to it all and blended it until it was smooth. It was the perfect (and might I add very easy) treat to make for my guests.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.
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