Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter

8 medium apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 ½ cups apple juice
1/3 cup packed, dark brown sugar
1/3 cup dark molasses
2 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¾ cup raisins
½ teaspoon grated lemon peel

1. In a large saucepan, combine apples, apple juice, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two hours, or until mixture reaches a thick, spreadable consistency. Stir often.

2. Remove from heat. Stir in raisins and lemon peel. Cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Makes four cups.

File #R228

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