Thursday, October 22, 2009

Zuccini Butter

Another recipe I got from Homesteading Today earlier this season....we were inundated with zuccini all summer. Of course, that is our own fault, as we always want to grow lots for the pigs and hens.
I think all livestock love zuccini.....anyway, I would take the odd one, grate it up, toss it in the freezer in 2 cup baggies.
Then I read this recipe and thought it sounded pretty good:

Zucchini (apple) Butter

Peel, seed and grate 12 cups zucchini. Put in large crockpot with 3/4 c. lemon juice, 6 c. sugar, l T. cinnamon and 1/8 t. ground cloves.

Stir well, set on high, cover and forget about it over night. Stir well next morning.
EDIT: I turned the crockpot down to Low for overnight, then gave it a good stir in the morning and turned it back on High.

Use a potato masher to mash it down. Stir again. Continue cooking until it reaches the consistency you want.

Put in jars and waterbath for 15 minutes.This makes the most beautiful brown butter and nobody has a clue that there are no apples in it!!

It has a really dark colour when it is ready for processing! We liked it....and it wasn't long till we started thinking of other ways to use it. Maybe we will try it on top of barbequed chicken.

(Note to Self: Don't be a Lazy Butt! See what happens when you don't use the canning funnel......)

So today I got it all canned up. Ended up with 3 half pints and 9 little half of a half-pints (what's the proper name for that, someone out there has to know!)

After I got that done, I canned up the Pizza Sauce! 14 half-pints and 6 pint jars of Pizza Sauce now sitting on the counter!

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Aunt Krissy said...

Just so I understand. You leave the stove on high all night long? And let it cook on high all night long? So that it's at a hard boil stage?

Linda Foley said...

My same question Krissy. It looks like a crock pot in the picture...

Ok Annie, inquiring minds want to know!

Btw - that looks really good!

Annie said...'s cooked in a crockpot, not on the stove.

The directions did say to leave it on high, but I left it on low for overnight, then turned it back up in the morning.

I'll edit the post....but right now, Survivor is on, and Rusell looks like he is getting taken out by the medical you know....priorities!!! I'm just here on commercial break, lol.

Anonymous said...

Did you correct it? Cause now it says crock pot. I will feel like a dummy if that was there in the original post!

Aunt Krissy....Shhhhh I'm here at work.

Linda Foley said...

I can verify that she corrected it - it was NOT there before! LOL

Annie said...

The word crockpot Was there before....I edited the post to say that I turned the crockpot down to Low for overnight. Then I turned it to High the following morning.

Clear as mud? lol


Linda Foley said...

Wow I read it over twice and I and missed it! Oh well at least is clear now... lol

Frustrated Farmer Rick said...

A tad too late for this year Annie but that looks like a jem of an idea for next year. Now if I can only remember it.

Jonni said...

OK Annie, I grated my zuccini's, but didn't peel them. Think I could still use this recipe, maybe strain out the skins??? Thanks for posting the recipe.

Annie said...

Hi Rick, yup too late for this year, I just tossed in freezer in the summer...and delayed making it till I had more time!

Jonni, I'm not sure if you could strain out the stems, it is pretty's worth a try!

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