Apple-pear butter failOctober 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Posted in VeganMoFo | 2 Comments
Tags: apple, apple pear butter, butter, fail, pear, Pinterest, vegan, vegan mofo, veganmofo
When I decided to do Vegan MoFo 2012, I looked all over Pinterest for some recipe ideas. It’s not like I am in need of recipes — I have more than 20 cookbooks, an inbox full of emails, bookmarks on my computer and now Pinterest.
I still compiled a list and tried to hack away at it. I really enjoyed the idea of making apple-pear butter. We had just finished off our peanut butter (except the spicy one that Batman is hoarding away for a rainy day) and I figured this easy, peasy recipe would go great with my strawberry jam I made in June. Organic, local and made in my kitchen to last through the winter? YES, PLEASE!
I bought my apples and pears from a friend’s stand in Central Market. I chopped, placed in the crockpot and let it go to cook. I stirred occasionally, made sure it wasn’t burning and kept going.
On day 2, it looked a little … dark. I was nervous. But the blog author did hers for three days, so I thought mine could handle three days. I made the mistake of not pureeing the fruit after the second day, which I didn’t realize until the third day.
And then, on the third day, I came home. Batman was convinced he smelled something burnt. He blamed the apple-pear butter. I said, “no, nooo.” I then stirred it and made Batman taste it. He said it tasted charred. I wasn’t convinced because he has such sensitive taste.
I tasted it. And then there was a charred aftertaste.
I had to throw the whole batch out. $12 worth of fruit, three days of not much labor.
I decided not to try it again. It still sounds yummy. I still wish to try it again. But I know better.
It needs some attention every day. I am at work every day.
Let’s just place that in the fail pile and walk away.