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                         The Kaufmans' Apple Butter
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Spreads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6      pounds        Jonathan apples (or other --
           ples)
    4      cups          Water
    8      cups          Apple cider
    3      cups          Sugar
 
 1. Core and quarter unpeeled apples. In an 8 to 10 quart heavy Dutch oven,
 combine apples and water. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 30
 minutes, stirring occasionally.  2. Drain off liquid. Press apples through a
 cone-shaped colander or food mill for applesauce. Discard waste.  3. Meanwhile,
 in a large saucepan, cook apple cider over high heat for about 30 minutes or
 till reduced by half.  4. In the Dutch oven, combine applesauce and reduced
 cider. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes,
 stirring occasionally.	5. Stir in sugar. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer,
 uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours or till mixture resembles thick applesauce, stirring
 often. (It will thicken as it stands.)  6. Carefully ladle the hot mixture into
 sterilized, hot, half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids.
 Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. (Begin timing when water begins to
 boil.)	Note: If you like, spoon the apple butter into freezer containers. Cover
 and freeze. You can also store it in the refrigerator.  Source: Midwest Living
 Magazine, April 1991
 
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