It’s that time for the fall flavors of apples, pumpkin spice…so many colors…I love this time of year. You know, apples make me think of two of my favorite memories from childhood:

  • going on an apple picking field trip in 1st grade
  • going to a church gathering where we enjoyed slow-cooked apple butter out of a pot on a chilly Saturday night

I have always wanted to try to make my own apple butter…and now I know how! This is what you need:

  • 6 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Find the instructions from My Baking Addiction by clicking here!

and what about apple cider? You can make that, too! Find out what you need by clicking here from Give Me Some Oven.

Today’s trivia: “In 2018, I surpassed Red Delicious as the apple cultivar with the highest production in the United States. It was the first time in over 50 years that any cultivar was produced more than Red Delicious. What type of apple am I?”

The answer? I am a GALA apple! Congratulations to Ruth from Mount Vernon who wins the $5 gift certificate to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd