Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Boys Apple Butter

I named this recipe this afternoon when the middle school boys helped me make it after school. One helped cut and core the apples, the other helped me peel them. They were both responsible for running the food mill too. We had fun and they learned a lot. I fully support teaching boys to be more domestic in the kitchen!
Feel free to 1/2 this recipe if you would like.

32 apples - peeled, cored and quartered
4 cups water
8 cups sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon clove powder

  1. Wash, peel, core and quarter apples.
  2. Place in stock pot with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil until apples are soft but not liquid.
  4. Run apples through the food mill and return to the pot.
  5. Add the sugar and spices and heat, stirring frequently as mixture thickens.
  6. Cook until thick enough to round up on a spoon.
  7. Ladle hot butter into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space and remove air bubbles.
  8. Adjust caps and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.

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