Today we would like to share a couple fun family food crafts that can be done as gifts or as treats for the family. These come from our new blog friend Remy (doesn't she has the most adorable penmanship?). Have a very Merry Christmas Eve and Enjoy!
1. Apple Jam
this book by the lovely Lotta Jansdotter.
This tart, chunky and delicious marmalade is so easy to make! Any apples can be used. (I used Pink Lady Apples.)
2 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and diced
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 cup of water
6 cups of sugar
In a large saucepan, combine the apples, lemon zest, and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, Skim off any foam from the surface. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Serve warm. To store, ladle in sterilized jars, seal , and refrigerate.
I used left over fabrics my mom had at home and picked a country-christmas color scheme to cover the lids with a yellow ribbon. Use pinking shears to cut, then handmade tags were tied on. Ta-da! Gifts will be shared at Christmas! Perfect on waffles, toast or pancakes.
2. Rosemary Shortbread Cookie Buttons
I found the inspiration for these cookies in Country Living Magazine, but used the Rosemary Shortbread recipe from Family Circle Magazine (see recipe after the page break).
Hope you like these holiday treats!