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12.30.2010

Well Butter my biscuits!

For Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors I made Apple Butter and Cinnamon Butter.  Both of them were extremely easy to make.  One of my sons was home when I made it and was "gracious" enough to try out the finished products for me.
Then he tried it out again, "just to be sure".  Schewww!  It passed inspection and we were free to give it away!

Really, the recipes could not have been easier to make. I put them in little jars, attached a label, and sacked them up. I also went to the bakery and bought fresh bread to put with the butters.

These would be a perfect gift any time of the year.  They are good for the elderly, for a hostess gift, or for any potluck you might go to. 


I made two batches of the cinnamon butter. One recipe of the apple butter made a TON!  The cinnamon butter has four ingredients. It is a cinch to make. The apple butter ingredients are put into the crock pot and left to do their thing. Another cinch to make.



I have already had requests for more product OR the recipe, so I thought I would pass the recipes on. Some like the cinnamon butter the best, and some like the apple butter best. My sons are still taste-testing to see which one they like best!  Either way, they are easy to make and just enough to show someone you are thinking of them. Enjoy!

Apple Butter 
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 2 (3-pound/50-ounce) jars unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions

Peel, core and cut the apples into small chips. Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and stir. Cover and cook on low overnight, about 8 to 10 hours. Remove the cover, stir and taste. Add more spices or sugar, if desired. Continue cooking for a few more hours, uncovered, until some of the liquid is reduced and the butter has cooked down a bit. Pour into sterilized jars and refrigerate.

Serve over hot biscuits, toast, scones, or just eat it out of the jar if no one is looking!

Darby's Cinnamon Butter
Ingredients
2 sticks butter (room temp)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup honey
2 tps. cinnamon
Directions
With your mixer, whip the softened butter. Add the powdered sugar, honey and cinnamon.  Whip it all together. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and whip again. 

I put both of my butters in 8 ounce jars.  The apple butter made about 15.  The cinnamon butter made 4 jars per batch.


9 comments:

  1. Both of these sound so easy and so delicious. I'm saving these recipes. Thank you for sharing them. laurie

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  2. Hi new follower here dropping by to say a BIG HI and those butters look so delic!!!!!!!!!!!
    Homemade is the way to go,from the heart.
    Have a safe New Year

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  3. You must have lost my address, because my gift never showed up!!!! Maybe you are delivering it in person?
    I will try the recipes. Nicole made the cake balls, etc for Christmas and they were yummy.

    LY

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  4. Do you make Mama's biscuits? They're the best, you know. Do you have her recipe? You put it in the paper once.
    Li's sis.

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  5. you had me at butter....
    yum and thanks for the recipes!!
    happy new year!

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  6. Wonderful! I'll be saving this post in my files. :)

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  7. Yum!! I haven't had apple butter in a long time.

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  8. I sure would love to receive either of those for a gift. So sweet.

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  9. I cannot wait to try the apple butter recipe. It looks so good...and I LOVE apple butter. What a wonderful idea for gifts...
    Jane (artfully graced)

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