When we visited family back east and in the midwest, one of our favorite side trips was to MacQueen’s Orchards in Ohio. Since we were traveling, it was more for sentimental reasons than for the apples. Brian’s family would go for donuts and fritters, apple butter, apple cider, and of course apples at MacQueen’s when he was little. I had heard stories about the Ohio apple butter and finally got a taste of it.
We visited with a pair of his grandparents and I could tell it brought back some great memories for Brian. We didn’t have much time, but I managed to capture what you see here and brought back a jar of absolutely amazing apple butter. The Honey Apple Butter is made with honey instead of sugar. We have used it most often on simple wholewheat toast, but it was also great with some sweet potato pancakes (evidence below!)
The other old family favorite in Ohio – Grand Rapids!
This last shot was taken by Brian, the evidence of the sweet potato pancakes I made just to enjoy this honey apple butter. yum!