Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So, last week I posted about our canning adventures with Auntie P last month.  I promised to give you my grandma's super easy recipe for making apple butter.  Luckily, a little over ten years ago, I organized a family cookbook where people sent in their versions of Grandma Ava's recipes along with memories of her.  That's where I found her recipe.  Thank goodness!  

Here's the lovely cover.
 Another reason I'm glad I did this cookbook because my mom put her recipe for egg rolls in it and that recipe would be lost without this cookbook.  If you have a lot of family recipes you love, consider making one of these little gems.  It can be time consuming to gather and organize it, but it's so worth the work!

Anyway, when I said Grandma Ava's apple butter was easy, I wasn't kidding.  I knew I had "taking short cuts" in my blood from my mom's side of the family, but it turns out my dad's side gave me a little too.  Without further ado...
Grandma Ava's Super Easy Apple Butter Recipe:
8 cups applesauce
3 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice to taste

Mix all ingredients together.  Cook 8 to 12 hours on low in a crock pot.  Put in jars and seal.  (Makes 4.5 pints)
Seriously, it's just that easy.  
The house smelled so good while this was cooking in the crock pot all day.  
Nothing takes me back to memories of Grandma Ava like the smell or taste of apple butter.
What's your favorite family recipe?

PS:  Turns out my "ol' football injury" is hurting worse today.  I'm taking drastic measures by ace bandaging an ice pack to my leg and brought my vanity stool from home to keep it elevated all day to keep the swelling down.  
Hurts like a mutha...but makes me giggle every time I think about how I hurt myself so there's always that.  

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing. I wish I was part of your family because they know how to cook and make yummy foods. My mother only passed down to me the recipe for boxed mac and cheese!! :)

    I am so sorry your hurting more today then yesterday. :(

  2. This looks yummy! Thanks for linking it up:)

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  3. YUMMY! I love apple butter. Thanks for sharing!

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