Making Apple Butter

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My family loves this. I have a niece that all she ask for at Christmas is my apple butter.It is a little time consuming but not to hard to do.

For every 6 lbs of apples you will need

4 Cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp allspice

First I cut the apples into quarters put in a large pan and cover with water.

Cook until soft.

Using a slotted spoon I take the cooked apples out of the pan and put into a bowl. There will be some liquid in with them that is alright.

Put through a food mill or strainer

This is what it will look like.

When done you will have a pan of applesauce.

Add sugar and spices mix well. If it is to thick add back a little of the strained liquid that you cooked them in.

I cooked mine a little longer then I needed to but this is about how thick you want it to be.

Pour hot butter into pint jars and water bath for 10 minutes adjust this to your altitude I have to do mine for 25 minutes.

Take out of canner let cool and enjoy all year long.