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Apple Picking is Good for the Soul: Part 3 – Apple Butter

My grandmother used to make my sister and I “sandwiches” of cream cheese and apple butter on what our friend Laura called “tissue bread” – wonder bread.  Not only was it wonder bread, but she cut off the crusts for us – how decadent!  I’m not big on wonder bread, but I did love those sammiches (they’re one of my fondest memories of my grandmother), so I have a serious soft spot for apple butter.

cream cheese and apple butter english muffins

When I had the overabundance of apples recently, I decided that along with applesauce and apple crisp, I should probably try making apple butter.  I didn’t have a go-to recipe, because I’ve never made it before, but I thought I’d try out an old reliable – Joy of Cooking.  (In retrospect, this was a mistake.  I love cookbooks, but sometimes a recipe with comments and ratings is more reliable.  But how was I to know?) **Please see the note with the recipe – this might not have been such a mistake if I’d actually read the recipe correctly…  I’m going to put this one down to half Purple-fail and half Joy-of-Cooking formatting fail.

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