Apple Butter

Dips and Spreads.
Apple butter is nothing more than spiced, sweet applesauce which has been cooked down to a think consistency. Slather on thick slabs of fresh bread or wholegrain toast. A classic accompaniment to pork dishes. 

Apple Butter

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredients
4 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
1 cup water
1 cup apple cider
Brown sugar as needed
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp allspice

Directions

Grate rind and juice of 2 lemons. Cook the apples in the liquid until soft. Pass through a food mill. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar for each cup of pur�e. Add the spices, rind and lemon juice and cook over very low heat until thick and dark brown. This may take 3 to 4 hours. If not used within a week or two, pour into hot sterilized jars and seal tightly. 

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