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Recipe : Entry # 6299
Maxine McCaghren
Recipe Title
Apple Butter
Recipe Theme
Joe Wheeler EMC
1 peck (10-12 pounds or about 32 medium) tart cooking apples (granny smith or other)
10 cups sugar (about)
4 cups water
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
Wash, peel, slice and cook apples with water. Cover and let simmer slowly until tender. Rub through coarse sifter or use blender. There should be about 5 quarts of pulp. Add half as much sugar as pulp. Put in a large saucepan and add spices. Mix and let simmer about 2 hours stirring frequently to keep from scorching. When thickened pour into hot sterilized jars and seal at once. The apple butter becomes stiffer when cold.