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Apple Butter (oven recipe) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joyce Manwiller
Added: Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 qts water
2 Tbsp salt
6 lbs apples, cored, peeled and sliced
2 qts sweet cider
3 1/2 to 4 cups sugar (white or brown)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp allspice

Directions:
Directions:
1. Combine water and salt. Add apples as you slice them; then drain well but do not rinse the slices.
2. Grind through finest blade of food grinder. Measure pulp and juice (should be 2 quarts).
3. Combine with cider. Place in a large enamel pan. Center pan in moderate oven (350F). Let mixture simmer until cooked down about half and is thick and mushy (about 3 to 3 1/2 hours). Stir thoroughly every half hour.
4. Put mixture through sieve or food mill; should yield 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 quarts.
5. Combine sugar and spices; add to sauce and return to oven. Continue simmering about 1 1/2 hours or until thick, stirring every half hour. To test, pour small amount onto a cold plate. If no liquid oozes around edge, apple butter is cooked.
6. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal at once. Makes 2 quarts.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe comes from the Farm Journal's Country Cookbook, 1959

 

 

 

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