Friday, September 9, 2011

Caramel Apple Butter & Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fall is in the air and it's my favorite season for weather and the harvest of fruits and vegetables.  Here's a snack that I like to make and I give the caramel apple butter as gifts.

Caramel Apple Butter

3 lbs apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
25 caramel candies (about 1 ounce)

Put chopped apples into a crockpot with water and lemon juice.  Cook until apples are tender. Puree apples in a food mill or food processor.

Add sugar and bring to a low boil.  Add spices.  Add in caramels and stir well.

Put into clean, dry jars leaving 1/2" head space.  Put into boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Great with caramel apple butter.

8 small Flour tortillas
3 tbsp butter melted
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cut flour tortillas like a pizza into 8 wedges.  Brush with melted butter.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake for 5 minutes at 325°F

The cute bowls are from the Food Network Store.  I can't say I recommend them.  They look nice but they do not stack very well at all so they take up way too much cupboard space.