Idared Apples and Tart and Tangy Apple Butter Recipe
Idared is often mispronounced. You say it as if it were two words Ida Red. It's one of the most popular end of season apples because of it's amazing storage properties!
Approximate Ripening Date: October 4th
Flavor: The Idared is a crisp, tart, all purpose apple. It's flavor mellows with storage but we've found that it stores well into March if refrigerated.
Baking: A great cooking apple and a great option for baked apples, pies, tarts and apple butter. If you cook this apple with it's skins on it will make a pink applesauce. The idared keeps its shape when cooked.
History: Jonathan x Wagener cross developed at the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station in Moscow, Idaho, 1935.
Tart & Tangy Apple Butter
by Diane Lapacek
4 qt. applesauce
4 c. cider vinegar
1/4 c. cinnamon
3 T. cloves
1 T. allspice
Combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook uncovered on high setting for about 5 hours or until as thick as you like it.