Saturday, April 17, 2010

Apple Preserves

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Apple Preserves

6 cup peeled-cored-sliced apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 lemon; thinly sliced
4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 pkg pectin
2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:


This is NOT jam. I like to use these warmed as a side dish (like escalloped apples). This is from the Ball Blue Book.

Mix apples, water, lemon juice in large pot.
Simmer covered 10 min.
Stir in pectin and bring to full rolling boil, stir frequently.
Add lemon slices/sugar and bring to full rolling boil again and boil for 1 min, stir frequently.
Remove from heat and add nutmeg.
Pour into hot jars or cool and put into freezer containers.
If canning, process 10 min in boiling water bath.

IF FREEZING, MAKE SURE YOU COOL FIRST; IT WILL BE HOT ENOUGH TO MELT PLASTIC!
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