Apple Peeler, Homemade Peanut Butter, and Dulce De Leche

Apple Peeler, Homemade Peanut Butter, and Dulce De Leche Recipe

I have been a little bananas about apples lately.


Okay, so I have been really loving apples lately.  After going to Apple Hill a few months ago, I knew I needed to get one of those fancy apple peelers they use there.  The lady who was giving out free samples of apples had the apples floating in a bowl of cold water.  I asked her if this was a special trick to making the apples all juicy.  She just laughed and says that is how she washes them. 

But, nonetheless, I am still convinced soaking them in cold water in the refrigerator before peeling makes for an exceptionally delicious snack. 

Apple Peeler, Homemade Peanut Butter, and Dulce De Leche Recipe

I borrowed my mother in law's apple peeler and then broke it.  So I went ahead and did some research and replaced it with this apple peeler.  This one is made of cast iron which is supposed to be more durable.  I am pretty happy with it so far.  It also can be put into different settings so that it cores and cuts in curls without peeling so I still get the nutrients of the skin. 

Because it is more fun to eat apples in curls. 

Along with my apples I have been eating it with homemade peanut butter.  The last batch I made I added honey and just a little bit of salt.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  It's is amazing.  I had a can of store bought peanut butter in the cupboard I tried to eat the other day and it just wasn't very good anymore.  I am now a peanut butter snob.  And better for it. 

And my second apple combination secret is this dulce de leche recipe.  She calls it caramel sauce but I think DDL is the official name.  Pretty much you put a can of sweetened condensed milk in a canning jar into a slow cooker with water and it makes this amazing little dip.  It is so easy and SOOOO good.  Dip your apples in it.  And then when you aren't feeling super healthy you can pour it over your ice cream. 

So there is my love for apples.  And apple dips.  Your snack time with thank me.