Strawberry lovers, rejoice! This episode is all about delicious strawberries and why they should be a part of our diet. Not only will you discover the history of strawberries, you will learn about how to store them, the health benefits, and easy ways to start including them in your meals. Enjoy!
I recently took a lazy Saturday drive up to lovely Hood River, Oregon. Along the way, I stopped at a bunch of local produce stands that sold local apples. I ended up coming home with so many apples that it looked like I could have opened my own produce stand! That’s when I decided it was time to start making homemade apple butter to give to my friends and family. I experimented with a variety of different ingredients and spices. The recipes were all fabulous but I wanted to share my favorite one with you. It’s perfect for those of us who want to hold on to the sweet taste of summer but crave the flavors of fall. I give you…the most addicting Strawberry Apple Butter ever!
- 2-3 pounds of organic apples
- 3-4 cups of Driscoll’s organic strawberries
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp of Cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)
Step 1: Wash your Driscoll’s organic strawberries thoroughly. Slice the green tops off and set the berries aside in a bowl.
Step 2: Wash your apples and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Leave the skins on and make sure the seeds are removed.
Step 3: Add the berries and apples to your crockpot. Drizzle the honey on top and add the water. Set your timer for 12 hours and cook on the lowest setting.
Step 4: Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture. Add the spices if you wish. Set the crockpot on “warm” and cook for another four hours. Crack the lid so the excess water has a chance to evaporate.
Step 5: Spoon the butter into small mason jars and store in the fridge. I love to serve this butter on gluten-free biscuits or chia seed crackers. Yum!