Now that it is autumn and apple season is at its peak, you might be tempted to buy apples by the bushel from your local grocery store. While this may be a great way to save some money by buying in bulk, you may end up with more apples than you and your family can eat before they go bad.
What are you to do then when you have an overabundance of apples that are fast approaching their end of freshness? Try making your own applesauce and apple butter, of course!
Both are easy to make at can be stored to use later throughout the year.
Applesauce and apple butter are easy to can and preserve which allows you to store them for up to year without taking up precious space in your fridge or freezer. As an added bonus, your homemade versions will be healthier and tastier than the mass-produced and processed versions you often find at the grocery store.
You can customize your apple preserves to your personal taste and you always know exactly what ingredients go into every jar.
Ready to give it a try? Here are quick, tasty recipes for making your own applesauce or apple butter at home.