January 6, 2011

Apple Butter

Apple Butter Recipe

Guess what I have been enjoying? Apple Butter that I made from my own backyard apples! I prepped & canned them in the harvest season and carefully took my babies in the downstairs pantry and then forgot about it, until recently.

Sweet with the most satisfying hit of cinnamon. I LOVE cinnamon but even more so in the winter months as it's so very comforting to me.

Speaking of cinnamon, I was at my parent's home last week and my tastebuds did a double glance at the cinnamon in my mom's cake. The taste and aroma was so pronounced. I have never really thought about varieties of cinnamon, as I just buy the bulk variety that is labelled "cinnamon" but I asked my mom to bring me the bottle. It was labelled Saigon Cinnamon. You must pick some up next time you go shopping as it stood out enough to get my attention and consequently knock my socks off.

I followed Elise's Apple Butter recipe, though I added more cinnamon to my preferred taste. I wish I had some of the Saigon cinnamon at the time! Also, I used very fine seive to to strain everything since I do not have a food mill or a chinois sieve.

Feels like I typed cinnamon a lot! Ah, just checked. 10 times. Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon!


7 comments:

lequan said...

Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon. There, 20 times now. That was very cruel to do something like that to someone as OCD as me. Lol. Yes, I know, I need help :-D
Can't go wrong with apples and cinnamon (doh!), my friend. Now I'll just walk away rather than spelling out the "c" word 9 more times again ;-)

Maki said...

yes, apples and CINNAMON are the perfect marriage. tee hee :)

Zucchini Mama said...

What you are tasting is the difference between true cinnamon and cassia bark, which is the cheaper substitute.

Maki said...

Still can't believe it took me so long to discover different varieties. I need to shop outside of the big box grocery stores. Although, my mom bought it at costc0. haha.

A Canadian Foodie said...

So funny you like the Saigon cinnamon better. I find it "similar" to cinnamon, but not as pronounced and was really disappointed in it. (As I do not have young children to raise, I do have more time to "snoop" in the food stores! :) )
Hubby, are you listening, Maki doesn't have a food mill or a chinois sieve! Need ideas for a birthday gift? Probably you'd rather have a camera attachment! I am so looking forward to DSL boot camp in Feb!
:)
Valerie

Maki said...

Well, saigon cinnamon is a far cry from the bulk "cinnamon" i buy, so I was very pleased.

I don't need a chinois sieve or foodmill, your are correct, I'd rather camera stuff or a panini grill :)

cookbookcooks said...

I made some apple butter this fall from backyard apples too. I absolutely love it. Apple butter is much better than apple jelly.

I really love it on top of Salt Spring Island Goat cheese coated cracker or over brie. I have to try it in a grilled cheese - drool

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