Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 hrs

This is a nice, tasty apple butter. Makes a good gift.


  1. Core and thickly slice apples. (should have 30 cups of sliced apples).
  2. Place in a 10 quart Dutch Oven. Add water or cider. Bring to a boil,.
  3. reduce heat. Cover and cook until apples are soft, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir occasionally. Press through food mill or sieve, and return to.
  5. dutch oven. Boil mixture gently uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring.
  6. frequently with long handled spoon until mixture is of desired thickness.
  7. about 1 3/4 hour. Stir in spices, cook and stir for 15 minutes more.
  8. Pour into 11-12 hot half pint jars (or 6 pint jars) Adjust lids and.
  9. process pints 5 minute quarts 10 minute in a boiling water bath canner.