Well we can't wait for Christmas, but more than anything I can't wait for a nice Turkey on Thanksgiving. More now than every Christmas overshadows Thanksgiving. But not for us!
As most of you know we raised our own turkeys this year and I cannot wait to taste the freshness of our own turkeys.
Going into Thanksgiving some people were asking for a cranberry flavored fruit butter. Being that we were using only local fruit I was having a tough time trying to figure this one out. We finally decided that we would buy some cranberries and pair them with the local apples we get and make a Cranberry Apple butter, sticking to our local fruit but also pleasing our loyal customers.
The cranberries are still from the USA. Obviously there are no cranberries in NY.
I personally don't care for Cranberry Sauce at thanksgiving. So when I was making this I was a little skeptical. But I will have to say if you are looking for something different for Thanksgiving rather than your normal cranberry sauce you need to absolutely without a doubt try our Cranberry Apple Butter.
Oh my God it is amazing!
My mother in-law loves it!
(They are our guinea pigs sometimes so they have had the good and the bad recipes. )
But to hear from her that she raves over it and ate it within a few days I knew we had a good one. She then called and asked for me to make a big jar of it for thanksgiving.
Yup that must mean it is really good!
We then had our Fiber Festival this weekend at the Oakdale Mall and this proved more than anything that it was excellent. Our biggest seller over the weekend was the Cranberry Apple. People were consistently saying how they were going to use it instead of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.
What is the difference between cranberry sauce and Cranberry Apple Butter?
Cranberry sauce is full of high fructose corn syrup and tons of sugar! And obviously lots of preservatives.
Cranberry Apple butter made by us is made of Cranberries, Apples, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. There really is not a lot of sugar in it. Just enough to give it a sweetness but that is what the apples are for as well to give it that right amount of cranberry tartness and sweetness of the apple. No preservatives, No high fructose corn syrup!
Come on give it a try, change it up for Thanksgiving and have our Cranberry Apple Butter with your Turkey this year!