My sister Cora and a good friend Amanda came for a visit last weekend and in order to prepare for them, I decided to make some healthy snacks. I chose granola, granola bars, maple roasted almonds and hummus. I unfortunately didn't snap any pictures of the hummus and granola bars but that's okay, you can use your imagination.
The next item on my to make list was apple butter. This one is mostly because I am still working my way through the huge box of apples I was given. I had never made apple butter but I thought I would give it a shot. I found a crockpot recipe on Pinterest and got to it!
|Preparing for the apple butter!|
|Ready to cook all day long|
|My first attempt at apple butter|
I planned on making an apple cobbler for dessert on one of the nights but Cora insisted on an apple raspberry pie. So I caved to her pressure and we made the pie. I just want to preface this by saying both of us are normally very very good at making beautiful delicious pies. I'm not sure what happened... oh wait, yes I am. We used margarine instead of shortening and added some spelt flour. Let's just say the pie dough wasn't very stretchy. At all. Our attempt didn't work out that well. I would like to point out though that the apples were very well cut up thanks to Amanda. At least that part wasn't a failure. Without further ado, here is our pie.
|We ran out of dough so we had to make do with random strips for the top.|
|It didn't slice well either. What do you mean that doesn't look like a pie?|
|It was mostly tasty even if a little dry.|
|Before it was flipped|
|After it was flipped|
|We didn't even bother cutting up pieces|
It was so good warm. We just ate it straight from the pan, devouring a good chunk off the end of it. Hopefully with all this eating I will have gained a couple pounds. I doubt it but one can hope right?