Viroqua Food Co-op Recipe Blog
Use your choice of local apples and winter squash in this recipe!
Apples are one of the quintessential autumn foods, and when that time of year rolls around I want to put them in and on just about everything. This apple butter is perfect for using up those less-than-perfect apples, which can come in handy after an afternoon at a local apple orchard. Most of the prep time here is in the slow cooker so it takes very little effort to make and can be left alone all day while you are at work or even overnight.
I love to serve this on sourdough toast with butter, on top of roasted butternut squash, or even on a nice organic pork chop! Be sure to use organic and local apples when possible!
Recipe contributed by Luke Zahm. Luke is a Vernon County Native who returned to his roots after 13 years of professional cooking in Madison. He is passionate about family farming, buying local and strengthening the local community through food. He and his wife Ruthie (also from Viroqua) have 3 children and live in the countryside near La Farge.