Thursday, October 8, 2015

Spiced Apple Rings

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Submitted by Becca Clayton

I made this as baby food for  my daughter Emily, with cinnamon sticks and without the food coloring.  It is yummy for adults, too!

12 lb. firm tart apples (maximum diameter 2 ½”)
12 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 ¼ cups white vinegar
3 Tbsp. whole cloves
¾ cup red hot cinnamon candies or 8 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. red food coloring (optional)

Wash apples.  To prevent discoloration, peel and slice one apple at a time.  Immediately cut crosswise into ½ inch slices, remove core area with a melon baller and immerse in ascorbic acid solution.  (or use pampered chef peeler/corer/slicer)

To make flavored syrup, combine sugar, water, vinegar, cloves, cinnamon candies or sticks, and food coloring in a 6 qt. saucepan.  Stir, heat to to boil, and simmer 3 minutes.  Drain apples, add to hot syrup, and cook 5 minutes.

Fill jars, preferably wide mouth, with apple rings and hot flavored syrup, leaving ½ inch headspace.  Adjust lids and process according to recommendations for apple slices in a canning book or online.

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