Sunday, December 19, 2010

A gift a day....December 19

Homemade spice blends, such as cajun, Italian, Tex-Mex, cinnamon-sugar, etc. with a card, "Seasonings Greetings" and suggestions or recipes for using it.

Apple butter

Apple butter contains no butter, much like buttermilk. It is a spiced spread used like butter, but made from apples.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch ginger
  • Pinch cloves


In a saucepan, combine applesauce sugar,cinnamon, allspice, ginger and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Cool. Serve as a spread.

Refrigerate any leftovers.

Yield: 2-1/2 cups


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