So, my old pup passed 2 days ago. I have decided that cleaning and cooking is my form of mourn. I scooted out to the local apple farm today and bought a peck of melrose and a half peck of honey crisp. I peeled, cored and mandolined them thin. I layered them in my crockpot with LOTS of cinnamon, nutmeg, a handful of dark brown sugar on each layer and the juice of one lemon, total. I also added a good 3 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin. I started them on high and as they broke down, I added more apples until that sucker was to the rim. I let it cook on high from 2pm until 845pm, stirring to make sure it didnt stick in the hot spots. I whipped out my immersion blender and smoothed it into nice dark brown appley goodness. I have it on low now with the lid off to reduce for another hour or two. Jake is on slice of toast number 5 slathered with butter and hot apple butter. If you get the notion, but dont want to stand over the stove all day, that is the way to go.
I wonder if I might be able to do the same with pumpkin? Any thoughts?