Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bread Machine: Apple Butter Jam

At the beginning of the month TEB fresh pumpkin apple butter. We brought it to a potluck with some freshly baked bread. It is delicious and easy to make in the bread machine.

Pumpkin Apple Butter
from The Bread Lovers Breach Machine

One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (freezer find: roasted, pureed pumpkin)
3/4 cup (about 1 large) peeled, cored, and grated organic tart apple
1/2 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 tbsp unsalted butter

1. throw all the ingredients in your bread pan

2. set machine to the jam cycle and start

3. Meanwhile, sterilize your canning jars by boiling a big pot of water. When at a roaring boil add the jars and lid pieces. Let sit until you are ready to fill with the pumpkin apple butter mixture.
4. When you hear the bread machine beep, signaling the end of the cycle, carefully remove the HOT bread pan.

5. Stir in the butter until fully incorporated

6. Now you have two options: 1) while still hot spoon into hot, glass jam jars, cover and put in fridge for up to 2 months; OR 2) let cool and then spoon into plastic freezer bags and freeze (i'm sure it keeps for a long time - the pumpkin puree I mentioned above had been in our freezer for 2 years and it was still good)

photo credit: Cayenne 06.01.09

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