Posted at 9:45 am , on October 25, 2011
It’s apple season and since I have apples on hand I had to make apple butter. I brought out the slow cooker for this one because it’s so easy to fill it and leave it. I set it up to cook overnight and by morning the smell of apples and spices filled the kitchen. If you happen to have an apple machine that peels, cores and slices your apples, it really makes the job faster and easier because it’s consuming when doing it by hand. I made enough to put some in the freezer while keeping a couple jars in the fridge. I love it on a piece of buttered toast or a biscuit fresh from the oven.
Posted at 9:43 am , on October 21, 2011
Recently Joe and I got together with some of his family from Michigan and I ended up with a 1/2 bushel of Michigan apples. They are delicious apples for eating or to cook with. No, not “Delicious” apples, but rather Northern Spy apples. One of the first things I wanted to make was my Mom’s apple dumplings. This has always been my favorite apple dessert with the pastry covered apples and simple syrup. Mom always made them with biscuits but when I saw the puff pastry, I thought I would give it a try. Turns out it was a thicker dough and was easier to wrap up the apples, so that’s my contribution to Mom’s dumplings. Continue reading