Updated: Oct 28, 2021
Looking for something fun to do this fall with the kids? How about making some apple butter with grandma? My mom has an apple tree and didn't want her apples to go to waste, so what did we do? We spent a few hours creating memories to last a lifetime! Oh, and we made some amazing apple butter too! The kids LOVED doing this. It actually surprised me how much they enjoyed it! My nine year old thanked my mom several times throughout the experience. His favorite part was cutting the apples. Don't have grandma nearby? That's okay, this can be done with any ornery lady...it doesn't have to be grandma.
8 cups of apples cut in cubes
3 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1-2 tablespoon ground cinnamon (we couldn't decide which one we enjoyed more)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1) Wash your hands.
2) Find some old aprons in grandma's drawer.
3) Put them on and have a dance party.
4) Make sure you have all your supplies and ingredients.
5) Listen to all of grandma's instructions. Remember, although grandma loves you to the moon and back, she is getting older and doesn't have as much patience as she used to.
6) Carefully cut the apples. Make sure to watch out for worms! You wouldn't want any extra surprises in your end result now, would you? Separate and dispose of any yucky parts of the apples that you don't want.
7) Once the apples are all cut, rinse them, then pour them into a large pot and fill with water until all the apples are almost covered in water, not fully covered with water.
8) Add the remaining ingredients.
9) Heat on stove at medium temp. and let cook for 55 minutes.
10) Carefully move to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
11) Pour into jars and allow to cool.
11) Enjoy!! Oh, and don't forget to help clean up and thank grandma for such a wonderful time!
Beth Campbell, founder of Payson Moms Blog
Beth Campbell is a local mom of 4 beautiful children. She has been married to her best friend and college sweetheart, Brian, for 13 years. She loves living in Payson and connecting with other moms. She has a desire to see activities for moms and children grow in the Payson area, along with support for local businesses. She also desires to create an online atmosphere of support and encouragement for moms of all ages and stages of life through the Payson Moms Blog.