Nov 3, 2010

How to make apple butter

Warning: image heavy post!

Wake up really early in the morning, wondering if this will be worth it...
...then step outside and realize it already is.
Make a stop along the way because a full belly is essential to this process.
Wonder how this will ever be anything but apples...
...and be amazed as you watch the process unfold.
Freeze a little!
Then watch a small hand-cranked machine separate apple peels...
...and marvel at the deliciousness of homemade applesauce.
Pour the sauce back into the pot to re-heat...
...and fall a little bit in love with a man who could be your grandpa because he's so sweet.
Add some cinnamon...
keep stirring...
And then can a few jars of sugar-free apple butter.
Relax a little...
...add some sugar...
...can some more...
...then cleanup!
Experience a sense of accomplishment at the finished product.
Sleep soundly that night knowing life is good, especially when surrounded by welcoming people and views like this.

There you have it readers! A step-by-step instructional guide to making life-changing apple butter. Thoughts?

12 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I would love some of this apple butter:) Yummy and what a great photos:)
Kisses my dear


Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY later on today! Please, join in!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

oh wow - those pictures are awesome. The valley where Mandy lives is just so beautiful! And I just can't get over how cute her pap is! I want to meet him!!

SO glad you girls had such a wonderful weekend!!

Mandy said...

Ahhhh, love it! I basically adore all these pictures. Thank you so much for coming, we all had so much fun having you here. You forgot the the first step is to actually help Pap cut the apples, manage to slice open your thumb and left hand mulitple times and use no less than 7 or 8 bandaids. =)

Such a fun, fun, fun day!

Britt said...

Yum!!! This looks like so much fun!

Nora said...

Awesome! I love the photos. Looks like such a fun, beautiful time. Did you get your milkshake from Steak n' Shake!?

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Oh, I miss real Fall so badly! I love this photo documentary of your apple buttering!

Kyla Roma said...

I love the way you captured the weekend! And it looks so delicious, homey and fun :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Love the photos! And the view from Mandy's place reminds me a lot of the view of the valley we have in Kamloops - love small towns!! :-)

I seriously cannot get over how GOOD that apple butter looks. Like, SO FREAKING GOOD!

Stephany said...

I love all your pictures! That apple butter looks yuuuuummy!

Nicole said...

I so want to make (and eat!) some apple butter now!

JMay said...

Wow, so cool! Very interesting :-)

Ally said...

Glad you had so much fun! I'm a big apple butter fan -- it's interesting to see that process! Lots of work, but so worth it :)

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