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Apples, Cezanne and a Fall Apple Butter Recipe..

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To quote Cezanne. “ I will astonish Paris with an apple”

and astonish he did….

Apple Butter is one of those foods that is almost if not impossible to find in Italy and I do miss it so when there… though I set out to make it and preserve some jars to leave and one to take back .. first a visit to an apple orchard filled with ..delicious, organic, pesticide free apples..just in time apple season had just begun..

Apple butter pairs well with  mascarpone cheese on a slice of freshly baked crusty bread from the local forno (bakery) in the morning for a true country farm breakfast…

Hope you can try this recipe.. Let me know if you try it and share your photos on instagram at  chef_marialiberati    :


*7 cups of homemade applesauce (made with fresh, organic apples)

*2 cups of apple cider

*1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp allspice

Optional: 1 ½ cups honey

You need a slow cooker or crockpot for this. Mix all the ingredients and place in the slow cooker, cover and let cook on low heat for 14 hours or until the mixture is a deep brown color. While the mixture is hot, place into 4 pint sized jars that are hot as well. Place in a hot water bath. Once the water begins to boil after adding in the jars ,time for 10 minutes and remove jars. Cool jars upside down.


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**Bucks County Community College-Newtown, Pa

I will be guest instructor for the following workshops-call the college at 215-968-8000 to register, registration is limited:
*From table to shelf- Food Entrepreneurship-how to bring your product to market- Oct, 7,14,21,2,8 from 9-11AM-Registration fee-$99

*Food Writing 101– from magazine writing, restaurant reviews, culinary travel writing, blogging and more, Oct 7,14,21,28 from 1-3 PM-Registration fee-$99

*Feast of the Seven Fishes-Cooking Class/Demo and Dinner-November 4th- 10-1 PM-Registration fee-$89

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