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Apple Butter
Fri 9-Sep-11
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We are totally out of apple butter & I wanted to know has anyone got a good recipe- I'd like to try a different one

Fri 9-Sep-11
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Have you tried Fiona's? I particuarly like the Apple and Orange butter recipie:

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/the-slow-cooker-.....ecipe-5133

Mon 12-Sep-11
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Help - I'm drowning  drowning under a sea of apples and pears, and not enough time to do something with them - any quick ideas ? (Not in the freezer, as I only have a small freezer and it's full !!!)

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Mon 12-Sep-11
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How much time is no time? I have a recipe for microwave apple butter that is scheduled for tomorrow morning. And probably several times after that. I have ordered some more jars (from Ascott who have reduced prices on a couple of sizes this month) since I want to use some for Christmas presents. I must remember to "borrow" some more from P's shed next time I check his house, too. whistle

I need to start dehydrating the later pears, they are so wonderful dried. It just takes the initial preparation, peeling or not, coring or not--you need to do one or the other-slicing, and the dehyrator does the rest, though the trays need shuffling around from time to time since the lowest tray in mine dries fastest.

Microwave Apple butter--I have doubled the recipe. I have a pyrex dish that fits in the microwave that is more or less the size called for, (special offer at Asda a couple of years ago for £4, I think) The recipe I use is from Microwave Gourmet, by Barbara Kafka, (Amazon link here)

I have amended the recipe somewhat, and don't put it through a food mill. I'd rather core the apples first and put it in the food processor to puree it than just quarter the apples and later put it through the food mill, but it can be done that way. I like the texture better this way, too, and the skin gets pureed along with the fruit.

Microwave Apple Butter

3 pounds of apples, cored

1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

1 cup white sugar--I use less!!!!

1 cinnamon stick or 1 t (teaspoon) ground cinnamon

6-10 whole allspice berries

6-10 whole cloves

1/4 t of nutmeg

 

Combine everything in 14" x 11" x 2" dish, cover tightly with cling film, cook at 650 for 20 minutes. (Recipe is old, and says 100%, which is what 650 is in my old microwave!)

Remove from oven, whizz in food processor (or put through food mill, medium disc)

Return to dish, cook (650) uncovered for 10 minutes, check it after 8 in case it is done then

Put into sterilized jars, or let it cool and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Mon 12-Sep-11
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Thanks, Barbara !!  ok   Will have to try it. welldone

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Tue 13-Sep-11
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Val - need any more recipes, not sure which I've posted before to the site, but I have a lovely pear & orange chutney that is just like the 'C' word in a jar. Lots of Appley chutney type recipes, if they are cookers, I do a great Bengal chutney (hot) - just done more of that today, or a Kashmir chutney with eating apples and dates (mild) - if you really don't have time, do you have time to boil a load up and put them through a jelly bag - bottle the results and then at your leisure you can make herb jellies.

Tue 13-Sep-11
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wave Janet,

I would love to have your recipe for Pear & Orange Chutney, when you have time to post it. smile

 

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Tue 13-Sep-11
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Nadine I have already posted it , just had a quick search, its under a thread called Apple and Prune Chutney for some reason, post number 4 (or was it 5) , near the beginning anyway. shout if you can't find it

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Terrier said:

Val - need any more recipes, not sure which I've posted before to the site, but I have a lovely pear & orange chutney that is just like the 'C' word in a jar. Lots of Appley chutney type recipes, if they are cookers, I do a great Bengal chutney (hot) - just done more of that today, or a Kashmir chutney with eating apples and dates (mild) - if you really don't have time, do you have time to boil a load up and put them through a jelly bag - bottle the results and then at your leisure you can make herb jellies.

 

Dear, dear Jan - you're always there for me - thankyou!

Just like Hattie, I think the pear and orange chutney does sound lovely - I picked all the pears from our tree in France, they are small, but really, really sweet and juicy - haven't a clue what variety they are, as we lost the label doh.

Now, back in good ole blighty, we have Conference pears dangling on the tree!

Also very heavy crop of Bramley, Worcester Pearmain, and Fiesta apples - all doing very well this year.

But ..... but, Jan - our tomatoes are still green !!!!!!!!!  big_laugh   big_laugh   big_laugh

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Tue 13-Sep-11
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Oh dead BS, the one thing I don't have is  green tomato recipe...never had the problem meself...

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Terrier said:

Oh dead BS, 

 

I sincerely hope not .....she's got all those pears and stuff to sort out before she get's entry to those Pearly Gates..runaway.runaway.  

He'd send her back to finish her work down here..and to wait for those tomatoes to ripen.big_laughbig_laugh.

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Wed 14-Sep-11
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ep said:

Terrier said:

Oh dead BS, 

 

I sincerely hope not .....she's got all those pears and stuff to sort out before she get's entry to those Pearly Gates..runaway.runaway.  

He'd send her back to finish her work down here..and to wait for those tomatoes to ripen.big_laughbig_laugh.

 

big_laugh   big_laugh   I sincerely hope not, too !!!!!!

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Wed 14-Sep-11
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brightspark said:

But ..... but, Jan - our tomatoes are still green !!!!!!!!!  big_laugh   big_laugh   big_laugh

 

 

My Mum's tomatoes are exactly the same. She's asked me if I'd make green tomato chutney with them if they don't ripen 🙂

Wed 14-Sep-11
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Sorry everyone, No BS is still with us I think, obviously meant Oh dear

Thu 15-Sep-11
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Not to worry, Jan - it comes to us all - in time!! laugh   laugh

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