What to do with apples from your apple tree — or maybe your neighbor’s? On the positive side, they’re totally organic. On the negative side, they’re … a bit buggy.
But they’re perfect for making homemade apple butter. My girls’ first grade teacher makes homemade apple butter with the class each year, and except for all the time it takes to cut up the apples, it’s really easy to do:
Fill your crock pot with cut up apples (the recipe actually says 3 lb, but I always just fill it to the top)
Add 2 cups sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon; cook on high 4 hours.
It’s wonderful on fresh bread. The apples fall apart during cooking, and you can also mash them up more with a potato masher if you like.
There you have it: Homemade Apple Butter — Yum!
Another delicious and easy complement to your bread: homemade strawberry freezer jam.