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?
Juicy pears are steeped with chai spices then cooked down into a rich, decadent fruit butter. A flexible recipe that can be tucked away in the refrigerator or water bath canned.
I decided to make apple butter with a kick. I added a spiced beer to the recipe and it worked out quite nicely.
Plums do the fruit butter thing so well. This one is dressed for the holidays with orange zest, cardamom, vanilla, and bay.
Sugar Free Pepper Pear and Lemon Spread perfect on toast in the morning or with cheese and crackers and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Persimmon butter: Apples, pears and persimmons hang out in the slowcooker with honey and lemon juice for a butter that is as great to give as it is to serve.
Try this apple butter inspired by soft molasses cookies and apple spice cake. It is mildly sweetened with molasses for body and flavor, and good with peanut butter, waffles, pork chops, and roast turkey.
This pumpkin butter is enhanced with maple and spice. Throw everything in the slow cooker and stir occasionally -- it's a fun treat for any October gathering.
Not your run-of-the-mill butter -- made with fresh fall apples and pumpkin, and simple to prepare in your crockpot. And bourbon makes it all that much better!
Peach Butter made in your crockpot and flavored with vanilla. Very easy, includes instructions on canning or freezing the butter.
Classic apple butter is updated with a heavy dose of maple syrup and a hefty kick of bourbon.