Apple Butter

  • 4 lbs well-flavored apples stemmed and quartered
  • 2 cups cider or water
  • sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Cook apples in cider or water until soft. Strain pulp. To each cup of pulp add 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture sheets from spoon. Pour into hot, sterilized jars. Store in a cool dry place.

  • Yields: about six ounce jars
  • Preparation Time: varies