Canning Recipes




Canned Apple Butter
Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
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6 pounds apples -- about
2 1/2 cups sugar - (to 3 cups)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon - (to 1 tbspn)
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice - (to 1 tspn)
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves - (to 1/2 tspn)
1/2 cup apple cider, if needed

Cut out any bruises or blemishes from apples and remove stems and blossom
ends. Cut apples into quarters, leaving peels on and seeds in. (Cooking
the apples with the peels on adds flavor. The peels and seeds will be
removed later.)

Place in large pot with a little water, cover and cook slowly until very
soft. Put through food mill or ricer, or place in colander and press with
wooden spoon. Peels and seeds should be strained out, but pulp should
pass through. Add smaller amount of sugar and spices, then taste and add
more if necessary. If mixture is very thick, thin with a little apple
cider.

Cook in a slow cooker, uncovered and on high, overnight, until it's thick
enough to hold up a spoon. Stir occasionally. If cooking on the stove,
cook on low, uncovered and stirring frequently, until it is very thick.

Place in sterilized 1/2-pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust
lids and process 10 minutes in hot water bath.

This recipe yields about 6 to 7 half-pint jars.





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