|Amy and Grace at Solebury Orchards|
|Amy picking our first apple, a Stayman Winesap.|
|Stayman Winesap Apples on the tree|
|Cider, Doughnuts, and Pumpkins|
|Amy with her favorite pumpkin|
|Grace with a pumpkin... yes we were the only adults playing in the pumpkin patch|
We plan to eat the melrose and pinata apples for snacks, but the Stayman Winesap apples are supposed to be good for cooking, so we decided to make apple butter and can it! When I find a new hobby, I get obsessed with it, so for a while, everything will be going into jars.
6 pounds apples (cored, peeled, and chopped)
2 cups apple cider (ours was purchased at Solebury Orchards)
1.5 cups honey
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
Cook the apples and apple cider for about 2 hours. Blend in batches and add back to the pot. Add the honey and spices. Cook for another half hour or so. Can in prepared jars.
|Apples peeled with Amy's apple corer/peeler|
|Apple butter cooking down after it was processed in the blender|