Granny Smith Apple Butter
This recipe is for Apple Butter that my family loves and so easy
6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 3
2 cups apple cider (not vinegar)
2 cups light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon ginger
Place the chopped apples in a large pan; add apple cider and
then cover with lid and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook
for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and with a potato
masher, mash the apples very well, until you almost get the pruned consistency.
Add brown sugar, and spices. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer
uncovered for about 30 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Cool for 30
minutes and then ladle into sterilized pints jars. This makes about 3 pints.
Store in the refrigerator or used the hot water bath.
For the Hot Water Bath:
Place in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes from the time the
water begins to boil.
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