Every October I renew my love affair with apples. They are so fresh, crisp and cheap at this time of the year. And because I have braces on now, I can't bite into a yummy apple for a while! So I have been experimenting with some apple recipes that will allow me to enjoy the fall apples throughout the year (while not damaging the braces!)
First I made Judy's Caramel Apple Jam. It was yummy but even the kids thought it was too sweet. Maybe I used the wrong (not tart enough) kind of apples?
Then I made a batch of Judy's Apple Butter which is cooked in the crock pot and made the entire house smell delicious all day. I really cut down the sugar this time and used a little more than half of the recipe (2 cups of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar). Just perfect! I could even sip this treat through a straw if worse comes to worst!