I read not to long ago either in a book or an article about how we live in a world where we always want instant gratification. How, we want everything now and seldom like to wait. I can relate to this about a lot of things. Mainly in life, when will my life finally really begin. Is it once I am done with college? When I get married? When I have a family?? It’s hard to say. But finding patience in timing seems key.
“In your patience possess ye your souls” Luke 21:19
So how is patience like making apple butter? Well it is something that I have always wanted to make, BUT it takes FOREVER!! Well about ten hours forever!! It isn’t something ( like the banana muffins I made today) you can whip up and eat, you have to smell its goodness all day while it cooks. Then after patiently waiting you can enjoy it! This sort of relates to hard work and reward.
Above are my pics of peeling the yummy Gala apples
7 small Gala apples
2tsp of cinnamon
2tbsp splenda brown sugar
6tbsp of coconut sugar
Peel and cut apples into small pieces. Put all items in crock pot mixing well. Cook on high for one hour then about 8-9hrs on low. I used a bean masher ( or some would call a potato masher) after about 7 hours and stirred about once every two hours. It can be stored in the fridge for about 6 days!
This propably isn’t the best picture, but I tried some out on some whole wheat toast!! And YES it was soo worth the wait!
Hope some of you have a chance to try the recipe out!! How do you remember to be patient with life?