• 5 lbs cooking apples
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider
  • brown sugar (about 3 cups)
  • juice and grated peel of 1 each: lemon and orange
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg


Core and quater apples, but do not peel. Place in crock pot with apple cider. Cook on high(300!) until very soft, about 1-1/2 hrs. Press cooked apples through food mill or sieve. Measure. (Should be about 6 cups.) For every 1 cup fruit pulp, allow 1/2 cup brown sugar. Return to crock pot. Stir in lemon and orange peel and juice, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. Cover. Cook on high(300!) until dark and thick, about 4 hours. Immediately pour into hot, sterilized glasses and seal.

Makes about 8 cups.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Extra-Special Crockery Pot Recipes, by Lou Pappas
Submitted By: Rick Smith
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