Apple Butter

Description

Apple butter, a wonderful recipe to preserve the best of the autumn apples.

Ingredients

5 lb
apples (peeled cored and cut into eighths)
1 c
apple cider (or apple juice)
2 c
lemon juice
1⁄2 t
cinnamon (ground)
1⁄4 t
clove (ground)
1 pn
nutmeg (ground)
   
sugar

Instructions

  1. In a 8 quart sauce pan, combine cider apples and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree the apple mix, and then add the spices. Simmer for 35 minutes over a low heat until very think. You must stir constantly.
  2. 2 After it has thickened, measure the pulp to see how much sugar will be needed. Return the pulp only to the sauce pan, and bring it back to a boil. Add sugar and remove from heat.

Notes

To add sugar, measure apple pulp. For every cup of pulp, you will need 1/2 cup sugar.