Apple Butter

Apple Butter

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Apple Butter

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use Jonathan, Winesap, Stayman, Golden Delicious, Maclntosh, or other tasty apple varieties for good results.
    8 lbs apples
    2 cups cider
    2 cups vinegar
    2-1/4 cups white sugar
    2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
    2 tbsp ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp ground cloves

    Yield: About 8 to 9 pints

    Procedure: Wash, remove stems, quarter and core fruit. Cook slowly in cider and vinegar until soft. Press fruit through a colander, food mill, or strainer. Cook fruit pulp with sugar and spices, stirring frequently. To test for doneness, remove a spoonful and hold it away from steam for 2 minutes. It is done if the butter remains mounded on the spoon. Another way to determine when the butter is cooked adequately is to spoon a small quantity onto a plate. When a rim of liquid does not separate around the edge of the butter, it is ready for canning. Fill hot into sterile half-pint or pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Quart jars need not be presterilized. For information about presterilizing jars see "Jars and Lids". Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1.

    Table 1. Recommended process time for Apple Butter in a boiling-water canner.
    Process Time at Altitudes of
    Style of Pack Jar Size 0 - 1,000 ft 1,001 - 6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
    Hot Half-pints or Pints
    Quarts
    5 min
    10
    10
    15
    15
    20
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