10/1/15

apples and more!

today was the first day it really, really felt like autumn ... by that i mean, if you walked outside at nine am without a sweater on, you were cold. the skies were gray and the chill in the air made your nose run a bit ... our yard is gradually being overtaken by fallen leaves and the lawn mower is most likely stored away until spring. everywhere you go, you see mums and pumpkins for sale ... pumpkin lattes being advertised at starbucks and shoot, even mcdonalds ... anyway, fall is here and im bloody loving it. 

as most of you know, we already went apple picking a few weeks back, but i just had to bundle up my boys and go again ... i mean, we can always use more applesauce and i really wanted to make apple butter this time around. so, we spent the morning at our favorite orchard and by the end of today, there was apple butter simmering in the le creuset and applesauce in the slow cooker ... im saving the honey crisps for pie ...

i wanted to share with you a recipe for apple butter and my grandma's homemade biscuits ... for me, there is delicious nostalgia in every bite ... see recipes below. 
























apple butter (i found this recipe on pinterest):
  1. slice, peel and core six apples of your choice. 
  2. place them in a dutch oven and add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and one squeeze of fresh lemon juice. 
  3. cover and simmer on low for about two hours. 
  4. throw it in a food processor and puree until smooth. 
  5. divide into two 8 oz glass jars. 
  6. spread on a biscuit and enjoy!
homemade biscuits: you can find the recipe here

applesauce:
  1. slice, peel and core as many apples as you want.
  2. place them in a crock pot or slow cooker.
  3. cover with water just below apples (not too much)
  4. sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon
  5. slow cook on low about eight hours or overnight.
  6. throw it in a food processor and puree.
  7. store in mason jars. (i freeze mine in freezer bags because i put them in reusable pouches for wolfgang ... he loves applesauce!)
enjoy! xo

p.s. ... our blanket is from target, the adorable knit jumpers the boys are wearing are from the gap and their matching moccs were kindly gifted to us from kc moccs.




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