2007. február 2., péntek
Homemade Apple Butter
5 to 7 pounds Jonathan, Winesap or Red Delicious apples
2 1/2 cups apple cider
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut unpeeled apples into quarters and remove cores. Place in a large stockpot. Add apple cider. Place over high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and puffy, about 2 hours.
Process the apple mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth to yield 6 to 7 cups of pulp.
Combine apple pulp, sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, cloves and salt in a large saucepan and mix well. Place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 1 hour. Makes 3 1/2 cups.