Makes the house smell really good when this is bubbling on the stove.
Apple ButterI sorta followed the recipe from my canning book, which is an old publication from the extension service. I am pretty sure it is out of print now but it is the bible of canning.
We cut up a kettle full of apples and add about 1/3 as much apple juice as fruit. I cooked them until they are soft and then puree in the blender. Measuring as I puree I then add 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of apple pulp. I mix brown and white sugar using mostly white. For every quart of pulp add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of allspice. Return mixture to the stove and cook for about 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours until it reaches the consistency you like. I make pints cans for my niece Aimee to use in her apple pies and 1/2 pints for enjoying on biscuits! Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.