They turned out simply awesome!
Very good! I did find that I needed closer to 5 cups of apples before blanching to fill a quart jar, tho. No matter, still great! My method for the filling part was to combine all dry ingredients (sugar, clear jel, spices) in a separate bowl, whisked well. I added all liquids to the pan, then whisked in the dry, stirring until well blended. I did whisk nearly the entire cooking time, but the filling came out SO smooth! No clumps at all! Also, I added 1/4t nutmeg, and 1/2t additional cinnamon, to my taste. Thanks for the great recipe!
Found this recipe after another on another blog that was way too long, but essentially the same as this one. Just made 7 quarts of this today and it tastes great!