Autumn tends to have some of the best produce. It’s like nature’s last kiss before winter begins and the farmers market sees the influx of root vegetables. The best way to take advantage of autumnal flavors, just like the produce of spring and summer, is to preserve and can what you are able to so you can enjoy them year round. Apple Butter is a great way to save your prize from a day of apple picking. Don’t be afraid to keep the apples with the bruises—they make the butter all the sweeter.
Here’s a recipe for a Maple Apple Butter that will be great on your morning toast tomorrow, in the beginning of February or the end of July.