Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Tender butternut squash is steeped in vodka until fragrant. The infused vodka is then sweetened with a homemade syrup spiced with cinnamon, clove, black pepper, fennel and star anise.
This maple sweetened pumpkin butter is like spreadable pie filling. It's not safe for canning, but keeps well in the fridge and freezes beautifully.
Reese's Pieces infused liquor. Peanut butter heaven.
For my fellow Southern Hemisphere readers, now is the time to get your garlic in. Not sure how? Here's how we do it...
Apple butter cooked 18+ hours in the slow cooker.
Spiced pumpkin butter with just a touch of brown or raw sugar.
The blackened skin won't affect the flavor of the fruit. A heady combo of cinnamon, cardamom, rum, vanilla beans, and lime makes this fruit butter sing with autumnal notes. Via Vanessa Barrington.
I'm wild for this easy and delicious pear butter, flavored with warm, autumnal spices. It's a Bon Appetit recipe, by way of a friend's elderly mom in Nebraska. Via Hedonia.
Want to bottle up the flavors of autumn? This low-sugar jelly captures the tangy, spicy taste of fresh apple cider. Try this as a light, jeweled alternative to apple butter.
Whether you have an apple tree or go to farmer's market, there's no mistake it's apple season! Together with your slow cooker, let's fill your kitchen or apartment with the aroma of sweet apples and spices without the big kettles of boiling water.