[CnD] Oven Apple Butter
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Mon Oct 15 16:46:07 EDT 2018
Oven Apple Butter
40 large tart apples (about 13 pounds), quartered and cored
1/4 cup water
8 cups sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
In a large kettle, cover and simmer the apples and water until tender. Press
through a sieve or food mill. Measure 1 gallon of pulp; place in a large
heavy roaster. Add sugar, vinegar, cinnamon and cinnamon stick. Cover and
bake at 400 degrees for 3 hours, stirring often. Uncover and bake for 1 hour
longer, or until very thick, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick.
Pour hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust caps.
Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.
This apple butter needs less stirring than those prepared on top of the
stove. It is important to tightly cover the roaster for the first 3 hours of
baking to avoid excess evaporation.
Makes 8 pints. Mama's Corner.
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