Homemade Apple Butter and Other Preserves
Whether your backyard apple tree is producing bushels, or if you bought a lot at your local farmers market or you-pick orchard, it’s time to preserve the harvest! Some apple varieties are good keepers, and can be stored in a cool place to enjoy through the winter, but not all the apples you harvest can be kept this way. If even one of your apples is damaged in any way, that bad apple will spoil the rest if they are all stored together. These less than perfect apples, and any apples that are not good keepers, are better used for making preserves. Preserves are also a good way to enjoy apples all year long, as even the best keepers won’t last past the winter.