Most Apple butter, requires making applesauce, first.
Too much processing.
With this time of year, I always want to have fresh apples in the winter,
too bad one can NOT freeze apples.
So I am always looking for a simple, minimally processed apple canning recipe.
I did find a simple Apple butter recipe that is very minimal.
BUT, there is all those apple peels with all of its good nutrition, left over.
Peels from 20 apples, 10 McCaan & 10 Honey Crisp.
I could have just thrown them in the compost bin for next year's garden; however,
I decided to place them in a zip[lock bag in the refrigerator.
Based on the "Juicing" thread, I put some in my breakfast smoothie, this morning.
Nicely counter-acted the bitterness that is in fresh Kale.
For lunch, on a large lettuce leaf, I had some:
chicken, guacamole, and some of those apple peels.
My wife looked at me kind of strange, and I said try it.
She took a bite, and said, "You should have made me one".
Usually she scoffs at some of my 'creations'.
But, she went and made herself one, too.
I, then reminded her of some of Panera Bread's salads/salad combinations.
Guacamole and apple combination is certainly worthy of a Panera salad.
(I also added some freshly shredded red cabbage, adds no additional taste,
but adds more f those cruciferous vegetables to my meal.
Needless to say, all of those apple peels are going to good use.
P.S. Any one know of a good, simple way to preserve/can apples?
Though, preferably one with peels.
Most canning requires removing the peels.
I guess because canned (why do we call them canned when we use jars) apples
are used for baking.
And the peels are tougher than the apples.
I say, so?
So, does any one know a basic, simple, minimally processed canning recipe for apples?