Apple Butter
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A favorite item to give as gifts, and delicious to eat too!

Ingredients (7 pints) Instructions:
  1. Wash & core the apples
  2. In roasting pans, fill to rim with apple wedges.
  3. For each pans worth, add 1 cup maple syrup, 1 cup apple cider and 5 or more cinnamon sticks.
  4. Roast at 350° for 1 hour, stirring every 30 minutes or so, until apples are really soft.
  5. Run apples through a food mill.
  6. Add cinnamon, ground cloves and allspice.
  7. Adjust seasonings - remember, the butter will cook down and the flavors become more intense.
  8. Return to roasting pan and continue to cook down until half its original volume.
  9. Stir frequently from the outside to the inside. When a dollop on a plate no longer runs, remove.
  10. Fill jars with 1" headspace
  11. Water bath for 20 minutes.