Cooking Classics: Citrus Apple Butter

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The Technique

Citrus Apple Butter

Small batch, fruit based breakfast spreads such as marmalades, jams, preserves & conserves cans be made without the need to process them using traditional canning methods if they are to be stored in the refrigerator. This particular apple butter offers a welcome alternative to traditional blends as it forgoes the heavy spices that are generally used. The orange rind delivers a bold, fresh taste that carries the citrus notes without the overt sweet flavor found in a classic marmalade. Learn how to make Citrus Apple Butter in your own kitchen &look for pointers on how to prepare the rind for the recipe.

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makes about 1 cup

 2 large navel oranges {about 1 1/4 lb}
2 1/2 cups water, divided
3 cups peeled & diced Granny Smith apple, about 2 {8-oz} apples
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

Remove the outer peel from 1 of the oranges using a sharp vegetable peeler & slice it into very thin 1 1/2-inch pieces. Bring the orange peel & 2 cups water to a boil over Medium-High heat in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan with tall sides. Cook 15 minutes or until the peel softens & approximately 1 tablespoon of the water remains. Add additional water to the saucepan, if necessary. Add the apple, the fresh orange juice, the lemon juice, the sugar & the remaining 1/2 cup water to the saucepan. Do not walk away while preparing the filling as the mixture bubbles vigorously & very close to the top of the pan. Cook over Medium to Medium-Low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until about 1 tablespoon of the liquid remains. Remove from the heat. Chill 3 hours. Use the apple butter within 7 days.

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Cooking Classics. Citrus Apple Butter By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Cooking & Baking Classics Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingHow 
Prepare Fresh Citrus Rind For Cooking Applications

Fresh orange rind offers exceptional flavor to recipes especially when jams, preserves & marmalades are in order. Several pointers will have the rind ready for cooking & baking a variety of your favorite recipes.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Gather a good, sharp vegetable peeler, a cutting board & a paring knife. Here’s what you should know. 

Cooking Classics. Citrus Apple Butter By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Cooking & Baking Classics Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 1

Rinse the orange under cool water. Cut a small piece of the end away from one side of the fruit & place the flat portion onto the cutting board. Remove the outer peel of the orange using a sharp vegetable peeler by moving from the top to the bottom of the fruit. Pick the orange up, if necessary, to complete the task. Try to remove as long of a piece of the peel as you can with each swipe.

Cooking Classics. Citrus Apple Butter By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Cooking & Baking Classics Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Game Day EntertainingNo. 2

A cooking process will be needed in order to soften the fruit. Slice away some of the white pith if it seems to be excessive as it can have a bitter taste, however cooking the rind will remove some of it. Place the strips of the rind on the cutting board. Thinly slice them & cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Use as directed in the recipe provided. 

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