Apple Butter

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Submitted by Sam_I_Am.

Applesauce[edit]

First, buy a shit-ton of apples. If your market doesn't sell by the "shit-ton", just get two bushels.

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Wash the apples and remove the labels. Mine had those crummy paper one, so instead of scrubbing, I sliced off little pieces of peel all over the kitchen.

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Core.

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  • 12 lbs Organic Pink Lady Apples
  • 3 C Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 6 C Water

Stew all the above in a big stock pot, till the apples are falling apart. Move everything to a food processor and mush into apple-sauce.

Apple Butter[edit]

To the above, add:

  • 2 T Cinnamon
  • 1/2 T Cloves
  • 1/2 T Allspice
  • 4 C Sugar

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And reduce by about 1/3. Your first thought might be to do this on the stove-top. This is a bad idea

I tried a couple things, but the best was to move it to a dutch oven and bake at 250 for 8 hours.

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Puree in batches

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Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Final[edit]

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Mmm, that's good apple butter.