Since its Wednesday again, and I haven’t done one for a little bit, I thought I’d share a recipe with you that you can use if you are completing the Candida Cleanse diet. You always see things like this in the store in the organics section and you secretly think “why am I spending 5 dollars on this…I feel like I could make it myself”. But then you have doubts like “what if there’s some secret thing you need to do to make apples into butter” or “Is there dairy in this? Why is it called ‘butter’?” or “they’re charging me 5 dollars, it must be very hard to make.” All of these are not true of this recipe! This is the most sweet, thick and bursting-with-apple-glory butter you will come across, and it’s so easy! So many breakfasts during the last 20 days of the cleanse are made brighter with a little apple butter. It can perk up even the most healthy-tasting of spelt soda breads with ease.
I thought this would be a great way to ring in the “pick your own” apple picking season here! Most places are opening this weekend, September 13, and my September wish is to go pick some apples! If you’re in the area, here are some of the farms that offer pick-your-own fruits:
And really, it’s always exciting to buy something from someone who lives near to you and loves what they do. Reading some of these posts explaining how the season opening will be celebrated makes me wish I could go to all of them! Meeting the people who grow the food that you eat is always memorable. It gives you an appreciation for the things that you buy, and makes you want to take care of them and use them all up before any get old and shriveled. (Few things are more unpleasant as when you try to eat an apple that has secretly gone mealy inside).
Don’t worry about the kind of apple that you use in this recipe, just use the ones that you like 🙂
Sweet September Apple Butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1.5 – 2H
Makes: 1 jar
- 5 Gala apples (peeled, cored and diced)
- 2 C Apple juice
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- Sea salt (1 pinch)
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Ginger
- 1 pinch of Cardamom (ground)
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg (ground)
- Combine all the ingredients in a large pot over medium heat, stirring often until it simmers gently.
- Reduce the heat and simmer the apples until they have broken down and are very soft.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until it is smooth.
- Continue to simmer the apples, stirring often, until they are quite thick. (You might need to add a little extra apple juice part way through if it gets too dry).
- Allow the apple butter to cool completely, and then store in an airtight container or jar with a lid in the refrigerator.
Serve on spelt toast, or on oats or straight from the jar! (It was a clean spoon, promise!)
Send me a picture and let me know how yours turned out! I’d like to see them! You can leave comments on Twitter or Facebook! Or, I do have a Pinterest account, so you’re welcome to join me there as well!
In the comments below, let me know if you’ve ever made apple butter, and how it turned out for you. Did you do anything special? Do you have any tips or pro advice for us?
Don’t forget that as we’re getting back into our usual routines that it’s important to maintain our health as well. Don’t put off something hoping it will “get better”. Your body uses symptoms and signs to tell you what’s wrong or what it needs. It’s important to be paying attention when our bodies tell us things, because it can prevent future concerns if you manage things now.
There are still appointment spots available in September, but be sure to book yours now! I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.
Take care, and have a great day!
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