Apple Preserves

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READY IN: 3hrs
YIELD: 2 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash, core, and peel the apples; cut them into eighths.
  • You should have about 2 pounds of chopped apples.
  • Combine the water and sugar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 2 1/2-3 minutes; set aside to cool.
  • Stir the apples and lemon juice into the cooled syrup; bring to a boil again and cook gently until the apples are clear and transparent.
  • You want to keep the apples in tact, so cook gently and shake the pan instead of stirring.
  • Remove pan from heat and using a sterilized, slotted spoon, transfer the apples to hot,sterilized jars; make sure to leave a 1/2" headspace.
  • Bring the syrup back to a boil and cook almost to the jellying point, 118*-120*F.
  • Spoon the syrup over the apples, leaving 1/2" headspace.
  • Allow the preserves to cool, then cover and refrigerate.
  • They will keep indefinitely.
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