Still have some leftover apples from last month's recipe? You can savor the sweet taste of Michigan Fall apples throughout the year when you whip up a batch of this delicious apple butter! It's easy and oh so good!
6 c Sweet apples, peeled, sliced
1 c Apple cider
1 T Ground cinnamon (optional)
Place apples and cider in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 1 hour, or until apple slices have disintegrated and butter is thick. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, if desired. Pour into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 in. headspace. Cap and process in 10-minute boiling water bath. Makes 4 1/2 pint jars.
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