Baked Apple Butter
12 lb Jonathon apples; or another
-tart red variety
3 qt Water or apple juice
-approximately; (just cover
1 c Brown sugar or honey
2 Oranges; juiced
2 tb Cinnamon
2 Lemons; juiced
1/2 ts Salt
Heat oven to 350F. Peel, core and cut apples into quarters. Place in large
baking pan or oven kettle. Cover apples with water, apple juice or any
combination of the two. Cover and bake for about 1 1/2 hours. Uncover, add
cinnamon, brown sugar and salt and mash with a potato masher, then stir
well. Cover and bake again for about 4 hours, stirring about every hour
until mixture is reduced, brown and thick. This is all relative to your
baking vessel. For my heavy copper kettle it takes all day. Prepare hot
sterile jars. Stir in orange and lime juice and add more sugar if desired.
Put into jars and seal.
Recipe by Mangia!
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