Homemade Apple Butter
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- 5 qt
- applesauce ( about a 5 gal. bucket full of apples.
- 5 lb
- 8 Tbsp
- 2 tsp
- ground cloves
- 2 tsp
- ground allspice
1Wash apples, cut out any bad spots. Cut into quarters or eighths. In a large enamel kettle put enough water to cover bottom of pot. Add cut up apples and cook til tender. Run cooked apples through a food mill or a fruit and vegetable strainer attached to electric mixer.
2Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add to applesauce.
3Cook on top of stove SLOWLY!!!!. Do not boil. Not a good idea to walk away and leave it, as it will scorch. Cook for 90 minuets. Spoon into clean hot jars and seal. Make sure lids are very hot. Yummy.
4Note: If apples are sweet, you can reduce the sugar to 4 lbs.