Remember these? I decided to make Apple Butter with them. I got the apples quartered and cooked down until soft.
Here is our handy dandy apple sauce contraption! The cooked apples go into the top funnel. Grace is pushing them down and Emily is turning the crank. The bowl on the left is where all the nasty peels and cores go.
It is fun to watch all the good part of the apple come down the shoot!
I had no idea I would get that much apple puree!! 5 quarts. 20 cups total!
To the puree, I added sugar (lots!) cinnamon and cloves. Then I cooked it for a long time. I didn't pay attention to the directions when it said "make sure the puree isn't too watery." It cooked away for about 3 hours before it was thick enough! The house sure smelled good though!
I got 12 half pint jars, 3 pint jars and there is enough in the fridge to make another 6 pints! I covered the tops with red and white polka dot fabric.
Here they are, all ready for Christmas gifts. That is, if Phillip doesn't eat it all first. ;0)