Apple-Ginger Butter with the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer

Mehu-Liisa steam juicere making apple-ginger juice: all the fixins

 

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I processed a batch of apple-ginger juice in my Mehu-Liisa steam juicer the other day and have been busy making fruit butter, fruit syrup, and a tasty cocktail. Here are my instructions for making apple-ginger butter in a slow cooker:

Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - gear for apple butter Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - pulp and waste from food mill Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - pulp in the stock potThis is really a simple process once the pulp is separated from the skins and cores. I did this by removing the ginger slices from the apple quarters and then putting the apple through a food mill. The center picture shows 8 cups of pulp on the left and the waste on the right after processing 15 lbs of apples with 1 pound of ginger. It is amazing how efficient the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer is. The pulp was fairly sweet and gingery. I poured it into the crock pot and set it on high heat. I did not add any sugar at this point to avoid burning.

Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - after 3 hours on hi heat Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - vented lid Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - after 3 hours lo heat

The left-hand picture is the pulp after 3 hours at high heat that helped to further break down the fibers in the fruit. At this point, I added 2 cups of brown sugar and brought the pulp back to a boil. Once it was boiling, I cracked the lid to allow steam to escape. Every half hour I stirred the fruit to keep it from burning.

 Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - finished apple butter Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - steam processing Apple butter with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer - 6 cups of apple butter
After 3 hours on high heat the butter is nice and thick and deep brown and has reduced to about 6 cups. Time to put it in jars and can it. I use an atmospheric steam canner (check out this link on steam canning) and process the hot butter (I have some syrup in there too) for 15 minutes. Be sure to follow the USDA guidelines for using a steam canner. As you can see on the right, my pile of goodies from making apple-ginger juice with the Mehu-Liisa steam juicer is getting bigger! Check back for syrup instructions and a cocktail recipe!

Take care,

Daniel

 

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About dheila62

Owner of Mehu-Liisa Products, importer of the Mehu-Liisa Steam Juicer from Finland.
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