Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn in the Kitchen IV

You realize, this could go on for weeks, right?
Today, I have a few condiment/snack recipes. I'm warning you though, the smell of these three will drive you crazy!

All Day Apple Butter

5 1/2# apples, cored and chopped (you can either peel them now, or run the butter through a food mill to remove the peels later.)
4 c. sugar
2-3 T. cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/4 t. salt

Cook in large crockpot one hour on high and then on low 9-11 hours, stirring occasionally toward the end to prevent sticking. Use a food mill or hand blender (if you peeled in the beginning) to smooth lumps. Can or freeze.

Maple Walnut Popcorn

12 c. popped popcorn
3 cups walnut halves
1/2 c. butter
1 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. real maple syrup
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda

Preheat oven to 200*. Place popcorn and walnuts in a roasting pan. Bring butter, sugar, syrup and salt to a boil in a heavy saucepan and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add soda and stir until thoroughly mixed and foamy. Pour over popcorn and mix until completely combined. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container. If the popcorn gets soft, you can crisp it back up by placing it in a 200* oven for fifteen minutes. Doubles easily.

Sugar and Spice Nuts

3 c. lightly salted deluxe mixed nuts
1 egg white
1 T. orange juice
2/3 c sugar
1 T. grated orange peel
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground allspice

Preheat oven to 275*. Place nuts in a large bowl. In a small bowl, beat egg white and orange juice until foamy. Add sugar and spices and mix well. Pour over nuts and stir until thoroughly combined. Spread on a baking pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until crisp and lightly browned. Store in an airtight container. Doubles easily.


  1. Well, I know where to go when I need a good fall recipe! Fun stuff, Stacy! :o)

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