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Apple Butter (oven recipe) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Manwiller, Joyce
Added: Monday, August 17, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 quarts water
31/2 to 4 cups sugar
2 Tbsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
6 Lbs apples
1/2 tsp cloves
2 quarts sweet cider
1/2 tsp allspice

Directions:
Directions:
1. Combine water and salt. Peel, core and slice apples and put in water; then drain but do not rinse.
2. Grind apples through finest blade of food grinder. Measure pulp and juice (should be 2 quarts).
3. Combine apples 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 cold plate. If no liquid oozes around edges, apple butter is cooked.
6. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal at once. Makes 2 quarts. (8 half pint jars).

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Source: Farm Journal's Country Cooking - 1959

 

 

 

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