Simply Simmered Apple Butter

Apple butter always seemed like such a mystery. I wondered how it was made and what ingredients it required, but I never suspected that the answer would be so simple. A quick Internet search told me that apple butter is nothing more than reduced applesauce. I tested that theory, and the Internet turned out to be right! Unlike the apple butter I saw being made at the orchard, an outdoor chimney, gigantic pot, and industrial stirrer were not required. Applesauce, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Applesauced

I can’t decide whether I prefer this gloriously citrused applesauce warm from the oven or cold from the fridge, but I am certain that I love it spooned alongside some golden, crispy potato latkes. I couldn’t resist, and you shouldn’t either. Besides, making applesauce is a wonderful and relatively hands-free way to use up at least 3 of your possibly 27.5 pounds of freshly picked apples. Spiced with cinnamon and allspice (the allspice marries perfectly with the citrus), this applesauce … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Tart

Do you need a tasty and beautiful sweet treat to serve at a fall dinner or party? Do you have an abundance of apples? If yes, then you’re in luck, but even if you have neither, make this tart! I have almost endless inspiration for how to use up my over-sized apple haul, so, when I found myself in the supermarket with only $5 (I had intended to buy one item) and a choice between buying orange juice to make … Continue reading