Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rose's Famous Apple Butter

If you made it to the Local Care Midwifery Open House and had some yummy Apple Butter, this is the recipe. If you didn't make it to the Open House, the apple butter is still yummy : )

May all babies be born into loving hands... 

K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM

Apple Butter 
(Recipe from Michelle Doyle, originally from her mom, Rosemary Vorih)

8 cups apples -cooked, pureed, apples (think applesauce, I use a Foley Food Mill to make mine)
3 cups sugar (okay, mom's recipe actually called for 6 cups)
2 teaspoons each: cloves, allspice, nutmeg
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Add everything together, stir well, cook on low (!) until thick. (I use a crock pot on low setting for 8 hours and if that is not enough, do it again). If cooking on the stovetop, be careful of the bottom of the apple butter scorching. Pour into clean, scalded jam jars, top with new lids, seal.

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