Apple butter

Description

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

Ingredients

5 lb apple (peeled cored and cut into eighths)
1⁄2 t cinnamon (ground)
1⁄4 t clove (ground)
1 pn nutmeg (ground)
  sugar (1/2 sugar cup per 1 cup apple pulp)

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.
  2. Simmer for 35 minutes over a low heat until very think. You must stir constantly.
  3. After it has thickened, measure the pulp to see how much sugar will be needed.
  4. 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.

Yield
6 servings
Preparation time
20
Cooking time
45
Total time
1 hour, 5 minutes