Apple Pie Conserve

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl, combine apple juice and raisins; let stand for 1 hour to plump the raisins.
  • In an 8-quart pan, combine the apples and lemon juice, stirring until the apples are well coated; stir in the raisin mixture.
  • In a bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until blended.
  • Stir the sugar mixture into the apple mixture; add in the butter.
  • Over med-low heat, heat the apple mixture, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Increase heat to med-high and bring the mixture to a boil; decrease heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  • Increase heat to med-high and bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the pectin; return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  • Remove pan from heat; skim off any foam.
  • To prevent floating fruit, allow conserve to cool for 5 minutes before filling jars.
  • Gently stir conserve to distribute fruit.
  • Ladle the conserve into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.
  • Wipe the jar rims and threads with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Cover with hot lids and apply screw rings.
  • Process half-pint jars in a 200° water bath for 10 minutes, pint jars for 15 minutes.
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