Spiced Apple Rings

Recipe by dicentra
READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 8 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash apples. Peel and slice one apple at a time. Immediately cut crosswise into 1/2" slices, remove core area with a melon baller and immerse in ascorbic acid solution to keep the apples from discoloring.
  • In a 6 quart saucepan, combine sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon candies, or cinnamon sticks and food coloring (if using).
  • Heat to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves then lower heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Drain apples and add to hot syrup, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Fill prepared jars with apple rings and hot flavored syrup, leaving a 1/2" headspace.
  • Check for air bubbles and add more liquid if needed to maintain the 1/2" headspace.
  • Process pint or quart size jars in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes .
  • Adjust time according to your altitude.
  • NOTE: This can also be pressure canned. Pressure Canner - Hot pack pints or quarts and process for 8 minutes at the pressure specified according to your altitude and / or style of canner.
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