Fall apples are a fresh, Pennsylvania favorite! Autumn offers the pick of the litter when it comes to this locally produced fruit. Perfect for mid-day snacking, baked in a pie, or start canning now to have holiday presents for friends and family!
One classic way to preserve is by making apple butter. Apple butter has a long history in the Pennsylvania & Ohio areas – like tapping trees for maple syrup, it was often a big celebration, with families and friends all gathering to pitch in for this yearly tradition.
Apples are are peeled, corred and boiled to create this sweet and creamy fruit butter. Copper kettles were a mainstay of this tradition, kept with a fire underneath for an entire day to make a batch of apple butter. Now, apple butter can be made worry-free at home in a crock-pot or with some watch, on the stove.
To make your own apple butter at home, follow one of these recommended recipes:
Crock Pot Apple Butter
Classic All Day Apple Butter
Applesauce Apple Butter
What’s your favorite way to enjoy Fall apples? Fresh from the tree? Pie? Crisp? Carmel dipped? Share your Favorite in our Comments!
Simple basil pesto can be a bright, flavorful twist on a classic spaghetti & red sauce. Pesto can be made ahead and frozen or canned for homemade taste anytime. Pesto can be tossed with pasta, or serve as a spread with bread!
Our featured basil pesto recipes range from sweet to spicy & even feature a nut-free pesto! Click on the links below to find the full recipe –
*Classic Basil Pesto
*Garlic & Basil Pesto
*Walnut & Parsley Pesto
*Spinach & Basil Pesto: Nut-Free Pesto
Do you have a favorite pesto recipe? Share your recipe or post the link in the Comment section below!
Fresh, ripe peaches are a sweet, summertime treat! Juicy peaches and cream, fresh smoothies, peach salsa, peach preserves….while the list could go on – one favorite peach classic is – cobbler!
Peach cobbler can vary by topping, but most all contain the essentials:
Cinnamon and vanilla are classic flavor enhancements or try a twist like ginger or cardamom for an exciting new spice!
Follow the links below to try your hand at baking your own sweet summertime peach cobbler!
*Classic Bisquick Peach Cobbler (Biscuit style topping)
*Classic Peach Cobbler(Cake-like topping)
*Juicy Peach Crisp (Brown sugar & oat crumble topping)
Service with vanilla ice cream, or make your own Creme Anglaise sauce. A creme anglaise sauce is a simple vanilla and cream custard – a perfect compliment to a warm peach cobbler.
Have a favorite peach recipe? Share the recipe or link in the comments below!