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Spiced Apple Rings
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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12 pounds firm tart apples -- see * Note
12 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 1/4 cups white vinegar, 5% acidity
3 tablespoons whole cloves
3/4 cup red hot cinnamon candies
or 8 cinnamon sticks and 1 tspn
of red food coloring -- (optional)

* Note: Maximum diameter, 2 1/2 inches.

Wash apples. To prevent discoloration, peel and slice one apple at a
time. Immediately cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices, remove core area
with a melon baller, and immerse in ascorbic acid solution (use one
teaspoon of powdered ascorbic acid per gallon of cold water).

To make flavored syrup, combine sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon
candies, or cinnamon sticks and food coloring in a 6-quart saucepan.
Stir, heat to boil, and simmer 3 minutes. Drain apples, add to hot syrup,
and cook 5 minutes.

Fill hot jars (preferably wide-mouth) with apple rings and hot flavored
syrup, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process for 10 minutes
in a boiling-water bath.

This recipe yields about 8 to 9 pints.

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