Another fall favorite recipe that is fun to make is homemade apple butter! There are so many recipes out there, you just have to find a good basic one and then tweak it to your tastes.
For this recipe, I reduced the sugar to 3 cups and use only 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I bought a jar at our county fair recently and it’s really good but has a lot of cinnamon in it. It was cool to see them actually make it outside in the big copper kettle. I wanted my batch to be more rich and not real sweet and cinnamon-y so I made the above changes. I also use a mix of apples…Granny Smith, Red Delicious and Gala.
While peeling and cutting the apples, I was thinking about my sweet little dog that we lost last week. No tears though, just fun memories! She loved apples and always waited by my feet when I ate an apple. She knew that she would get some leftover off the core when I was done. She would go crazy over the sweet fruit!
This was our last day together and I’m so thankful that I took the time to snap this picture, cuddle and say our goodbyes. She was 15 years old and super healthy until about 6 weeks ago. She could still hike the mountains and go on 3 mile walks at her older age!