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Cider Apple Butter

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  • 5 lb apples, cooking type
  • 1 lemon; juice & grated peel
  • 1 orange; juice & grated peel
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 cup brown sugar


Core and quarter apples, but do not peel.

Place in crockpot with apple cider. Cook on high until very soft, about 1 1/2 hours.

Put cooked apples in blender or food processor, and puree. Measure, (there should be about 6 cups). For every 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 until thick and dark, about 4 hours. At this point you can put it into hot sterilzed glasses and seal, freeze it it batches or refrigerate and use within a couple of weeks.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

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