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A Central Texas Gardening Journal

Monday, October 26, 2009

Apple Butter Recipe

Delicious Apple Butter to make 17 half-pints

12 lbs Red Delicious apples
2 tsp. dry lemon peel reconstituted in
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 T cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp allspice
2 cups raw organic sugar (evaporated cane juice)

Peel, quarter, and core the apples
Put through large grinder attachment (or cook the apples and strain or puree them)
Heat the apples slowly in a large stainless or enamel pan
Add the lemon peel, vinegar, spices and the sugar
Transfer mixture to a large crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours (or cook on stove top, stirring constantly for 2 hours)
Cook until desired thickness
Pack in hot jars and process 15 minutes in hot water bath.


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