Recipe Post: Instant Pot Apple Butter

Apple butter is a rich, sweet spread created by rendering apples (and a few key spices) down through long, slow cooking in a crockpot or over the stove until they lose much of their water and intensify in flavour. The name “apple butter” is a bit of a misnomer, as it doesn’t actually contain any real…

Recipe and Tutorial: Apple Sauce

Segments reposted from my previous blog, Chronic Masterbakers: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Commercial apple sauce is usually chock full of sugar and preservatives; I don’t like the taste, and I’m not overly excited about the possibility that I’m ingesting a Health Canada-approved “legally allowed amount” of bug parts and worms in every spoonful.  As a vegetarian city girl,…

Recipe and Tutorial: Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

The hubster’s side of the family hosted our Canadian Thanksgiving celebration this past weekend, which means tons of traditions!  As we do every year that we celebrate Thanksgiving with them (which admittedly is most of them), we swanned up to his hometown to enjoy a day of dawdling through a county fair with the whole…