Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kauffman's Fruit Farm Apple & Peach Butter Review


 
Wow, have I got some awesome Apple and Peach Butters to tell you about! I got a jar of Apple and a jar of Peach Butter to review for the Made in America Blog Hop Giveaway Event that starts on July 4th and ends on the 13th. They are made by Kauffman's Fruit Farm.
 
 
We got to try the Apple Butter in the Blue label, which is their more popular Apple Butter. They also produce all their Butter's right there on Kauffman's Farm, so you know it's fresh and made right here in the U.S.A.
 
The ingredients are: Fresh Apples, Apple Cider, Sugar, Cinnamon
 
Can't get much more simpler and much more flavorful than that! Mike loves Apple Butter and loves putting it on biscuits in the mornings. I loved making peanut butter sandwiches and apple butter. If you haven't tried either one of those, you really need to. Both are really awesome, although I do prefer it as a sandwich versus a biscuit.
 
 
Do you know what Apple Butter is? Well, here is what they say:
Apple butter is essentially a thicker and spicier version of applesauce, traditionally made by slow-cooking sliced or pureed apples in copper kettles for up to 12 hours or more. The apples are constantly stirred with long paddles. The heat causes the fruit's natural sugars to caramelize, thus giving apple butter its distinctive deep brown color.

The spicy flavor of this spread comes from the addition of traditional apple pie spices such as nutmeg, cloves and especially cinnamon.
Here is a recipe I found from Kauffman's site that I am going to try for the 4th:
 
Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie
 
Ingredients:
1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup apple butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 large eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup milk
whipped cream for garnish

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium mixing bowl combine pumpkin, apple butter, brown sugar, salt and spices. Lightly beat in eggs. Stir in both milks. Pour into pie crust and bake for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake an additional 25 minutes or until set or a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature before serving. Garnish with whipped cream.
 
Then we have the Peach Butter which is essentially the same as Apple Butter but with a Peach flavor. They are made from fresh, ripe peaches there on the farm.
 
Ingredients:  Fresh Peaches, Apple Cider, Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate 
 
Pretty much whatever you can do with Apple Butter holds true with Peach Butter. So, the sky is the limit and it's one of the most flavorful spreads you can use on toast, sandwiches, muffins, pies, whatever tickles your fancy. It's also more healthy than a lot of other sandwich spreads and good for you. Think of the Apple a Day catchy phrase. Starting your morning out with either one of these awesome apple butter's puts you ahead of the game for the day.
 
I found this tidbit of information on the fruit on Kauffman Farms website: 
Kauffman’s Fruit Farm owns and operates 92 acres of prime Lancaster County cropland - 50 acres of apples, 35 acres of peaches, and 7 acres of cherries, pears, and plums. This combination of fruits provides a lengthy harvest season from early June (cherries) through late October (apples).  
Our annual harvest is sold at our retail farm market and to our wholesale customers. However, our acreages cannot possibly supply all of our customers, so we supplement our homegrown supply with fruit bought from other local growers.
The reason I wanted their Apple Butter in the Made In America Event is that they have been around for a very long time. You can't get more American or more Homemade than this!
 
Kauffman's market about 1948 with John Kauffman's 1948 Chrysler  
Kauffman's "Bird-In-Hand Brand" Orchard Products have been recognized and enjoyed since the early 1900's. Founder Amos L. Kauffman planted the first fruit trees in 1911, and today the 3rd, 4th, & 5th generations operate the business.  
Our warehouse and country market are located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country, along Rt. 340 between the villages of Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse. Our nearby orchards produce over 135 varieties of tree fruits on 100 acres and are managed with a visionary focus that watches changing consumer needs and national market conditions.
Connect with Kauffman's Farm several ways: 
 
Mailing Address:
3097 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Phone: 717.768.7112   *    Fax: 717.768.8469
Email:  store@kauffmansfruitfarm.com
 
The awesome folks at Kauffman's Farm will be offering the winner of the Made in America Giveaway Event a choice of their own flavor of Apple Butter.  The event starts on July 4th and ends on the 13th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

4 comments:

Maggie said...

I never quite knew what apple butter was...always thought it was apple flavored butter...sounds delicious!!

Rose-Marie said...

that is a wonderful sounding pie! I would like to make it b/c I have some apple butter! I would love to visit this farm!

Marti Parks said...

Would you believe that I have never tried apple butter before? It is something I'm looking forward to.

ann said...

I would love to try the peach butter - I love peaches so much.