*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Apple Butter
 
 Recipe By     : Elizabeth Powell
 Serving Size  : 81   Preparation Time :3:00
 Categories    : Canning, Preserves, Etc.         Jams & Jellies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12                    medium apples -- unpeeled and cored
    2      cups          sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      allspice
      1/4  teaspoon      nutmeg
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/8  teaspoon      ground ginger
 
      Core apples, cut into eighths, and place in heavy saucepan. Barely cover
 with water (about a cup). Cook over medium heat until apples just soften,
 stirring often. Cool slightly and force through food mill. Measure pulp and
 return to saucepan. Add 1/4 cup sugar for every cup of pulp.
      Bring to a rolling boil over moderate heat. Add spices. Continue to cook,
 stirring constantly, until temperature of apple mixture reaches 220 on a candy
 thermometer. Ladle into sterile 1/2 pint jars, seal, and process according to
 jar manufacturer’s instructions. Makes about 6 pints, or 81 servings of two
 tablespoons each.
 
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 NOTES : VARIATIONS:  Substitute pears for apples, omit cinnamon and nutmeg, add
 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger with spices, or, add 1 teaspoon
 grated lemon peel, omit ginger and cloves.