Apple Butter


10 pints apples, peeled and sliced
4 cups raw sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 quart water
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves


Combine the apples and water in a large kettle. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, until apples are soft. Pass through a food mill. Combine strained applesauce with remaining ingredients in a clean kettle. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cook gently, uncovered, until mixture becomes quite thick, at least two and a half hours, stirring often. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.

Makes about 2 quarts. Enjoy.

Total Time:
 3 hours
2 quarts