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spiced apple rings -

Recipe by
Maureen Martin
Independence, MO

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yield 8 pints
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For spiced apple rings -

  • 12 lb
    firm tart apples, no more than 2 1/2-inch diameter
  • 12 c
  • 6 c
  • 1 1?4 c
    white vinegar, 5
  • 3 Tbsp
    whole cloves
  • 3?4 c
    red hot cinnamon candies or 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp
    red food coloring (optional)

How To Make spiced apple rings -

  • 1
    Wash apples. Peel and slice one apple at a time. Immediately cut crosswise into 1/2" slices, remove core area with a melon baller and immerse in ascorbic acid solution to keep the apples from discoloring.
  • 2
    In a 6 quart saucepan, combine sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon candies, or cinnamon sticks and food coloring (if using).
  • 3
    Heat to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves then lower heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • 4
    Drain apples and add to hot syrup, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Fill prepared jars with apple rings and hot flavored syrup, leaving a 1/2" headspace.
  • 6
    Check for air bubbles and add more liquid if needed to maintain the 1/2" headspace.
  • 7
    Process pint or quart size jars in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Adjust time according to your altitude.
  • 8
    NOTE: This can also be pressure canned. Pressure Canner - Hot pack pints or quarts and process for 8 minutes at the pressure specified according to your altitude and / or style of canner.