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Preserved: What's the Deal With Fruit Butters?

As far as preserving goes, fruit butters are an ideal place for a beginner to start. They require no fussy or preserving-specific equipment, and there's no guesswork of whether they've reached a set or not. You'll see them made with cherries, peaches, pumpkin, nectarines, and even berries, but the be-all of fruit butters is apple. More

Preserved: How to Make Apple Butter in a Slow Cooker

Fall marks the beginning of slow cooker season. Every year when the temperature drops and it starts to get dark before I leave work, I dust off my trusty crock pot and use it to make slow-simmered dishes like beef stew, pulled pork, and black bean chili. But did you know you can also use your slow cooker to make luscious, silky apple butter? More

Sauced: Apple Butter

Sweet and appropriately spiced for the fall season, apple butter makes great use of the bounty of apples that is currently upon us. Especially if you don't know how to control yourself at the pick-it-yourself orchards like me. More

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