Today we have a guest post from my friend Rachel who blogs over at Day2Day Joys. Thanks Rachel!
I am so glad to be posting here at Stacy Makes Cents today! I’ll let you in on a little secret… Before Stacy and I actually “knew” each other, we went to the same college but never met one another. While in college we both fell in love and went on about our lives. We became mothers and have both made a switch to a more natural lifestyle when it comes to health and food. She has commented on my blog and I have commented on hers on numerous occasions. I was flipping through our college bi-annual magazine a few months ago and found her name in the back in the “where are they now” section. I about fell out of my chair! The same Stacy that I had been corresponding with in blog comments, was someone I who I attended college with, there’s no telling but we may have been in a class together. It’s amazing how God works things out, isn’t it?
Anyhow, today I have for you a Spiced Apple Pumpkin Butter to go along with this Christmas season. This is actually a fix it & forget it recipe that you can actually forget and stir every couple hours. I love pumpkin and pumpkin is actually a super-food so anything I can add it into makes me happy.
Spiced Apple Pumpkin Butter
6 medium organic apples
28 ounce can pumpkin puree (2 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup sucanat
4 tbs honey
1 tbs vanilla
2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup apple cider or juice (used midway)
What to Do:
- Gather ingredients needed
- Peel and chop apples
- Add everything to your crock-pot, place lid on and set temperature to high
- Forget about it for 3 hours
- By this time your house with be smelling like pumpkin pie. Add in 1 cup of apple cider and stir contents. Turn heat to low.
- Wait abut 6+ more hours and it will be READY! (every 2 hours stir if you are able, if not it will be fine)
- Enjoy and/or give as a gift!
Rachel is a mother to 2 preschoolers and a wife to a chiropractor. Her passions are faith, family and health. She supports her husband in helping to change the way people look at their health and uses her blog as a tool to do that. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family and more at day2day joys, on Twitter, or on Facebook.
*This post is linked at Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes.