A Twist on Apple Butter
I've only really come to love the apple in adulthood. For someone whose extended family ran an apple orchard its kinda sad really. I think that as a child I was duped by the red delicious. I bought the misconception that apples are always perfectly red and I sadly believed that delicious meant delicious. I am no longer so foolish.
But anyway, today S and I made applebutter during J's morning nap. We used a recipe from a book that gave us some delicious nectarine butter. In addition to apples it called for cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger; unfortunately we didn't have any ginger hand, and we had already been to the grocery store 4 times in two days. So rather than using ginger I used some ground caradamom. So now our Apple Butter has a nice sort of chai flavor in it. It's delicious. Really.