Cider Apple Butter

Ingredients

5 lbs cooking apples
1-1/2 cups apple cider
brown sugar (about 3 cups)
juice and grated peel of 1 each: lemon and orange
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

Core and quater apples, but do not peel. Place in crock pot with apple cider. Cook on high(300!) until very soft, about 1-1/2 hrs. Press cooked apples through food mill or sieve. Measure. (Should be about 6 cups.) For every 1 cup fruit pulp, allow 1/2 cup brown sugar. Return to crock pot. Stir in lemon and orange peel and juice, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. Cover. Cook on high(300!) until dark and thick, about 4 hours. Immediately pour into hot, sterilized glasses and seal. Makes about 8 cups.



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