thanks, craigslist killer!

a couple years ago, i got a paperbag full of apples from my coworker, saying “ugh! i have too many apples! you take some!”

i made a pie (of course), and a lot of apple butter. apple butter is delicious with greek yogurt. MM MM. 

so this year i think, i’ve got to make apple butter again, but i don’t want to spend a fortune on apples. what to do? craigslist, of course! first try and i found some free apples just south of pine island. on my way up to st. paul yesterday, i stopped and picked a 5-gallon bucket full of apples. 

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first thing: washed them all, then quartered and into pots they went. Screen shot 2014-09-01 at 7.42.06 PMi saw a lot of recipes for apple butter, and they were all like, peel and core the apples, then cook. guess what. i have one of these:

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gift from the cooking gods. works great on tomatoes, too. anyway, i made some applesauce and threw the rest in the oven for apple butter. i’m pulling it out in ten minutes, and then into the freezer it goes!

 

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