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Apple Butter

ID: 64   Jams/Preserves Other Category(s): Canning  
  Yield/Servings: 3 pints  
4 lbs. apples
1 cup cider or apple juice
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Wash and core apples, cut in eighths. Put 1/3 cup cider and 5 or 6 pieces of apple into blender and puree until smooth. Add apples pieces until container is filled. Empty into saucepan. Repeat with remaining cider and apples. Add sugar and spices to pureed apples.

Cook over low heat about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour at once into sterilized jars and seal.

If a smoother butter is desired, cook 30 minutes, then process in blender and cook an additional 15 minutes.

Variation: Plums may be used in place of apples.

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