First apple butter of the season

Today the scent of apples filled the house. I figured I’d better process them before they spoiled. At the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market last Saturday a boy was selling transparents, and I bought his whole lot. He said he likes them as applesauce. A farmer told me homesteaders loved these apples because they’re the first in the season. They’re a fairly small yellow apple, very sweet. I took the apples outside to the pavilion, used to eat summer dinners, entertain guests, and as a summer kitchen. I peeled the apples and dropped them into a bowl of water with some lemon squeezed in. Then I cut them up into fairly small bits. I had a pound of apple chunks when I was done. I put those in a pot and added half a cup of sugar, half a teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of cloves. Brought this to a … Continue reading