Say It With Apple Butter

Hey friends, “little sweater” here! I wanted to share a delicious and EASY recipe that I think everyone will enjoy: Crock Pot Apple Butter.

INGREDIENTS:

3 pounds Apples (I like to use a mixture of apples)
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cloves
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1: Peel, core and chop the apples
Step 2: In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients
Step 3: Place chopped apples in the crock pot and pour the mixture over the apples
Step 4: Cook on high for 1 hour
Step 5: Reduce to low and cook for 10-12 hours until mixture turns dark brown.
Step 6: Using an immersion blender, remove lumps (if you do not have an immersion blender, you can use a blender)
Step 7: Leave the crockpot uncovered and cook for a remaining 1-2 (this will help the mixture thicken)
Step 8: Once the mixture has cooled, transfer to airtight containers and store in refrigerator.

With love,

Little Sweater aka MTM aka Micah

All about the Pie

For Christmas this year I volunteered to make Pie.  I usually just do an apple pie, but my step father voiced that he has always asked for Blueberry Pie, and he “never gets it”

So, this one is for you, Michael.

Recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/fresh-blueberry-pie.html

I would also like to note that it was a huge hit – so much that I made two more a few days later!

Lastly – I didn’t make the crust ……. I am just not there yet.image

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