Serves 8
  • 6 lbs. cooking apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Combine apples and water in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash apples; stir in sugar and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 2½ hours or until mixture is very thick. Stir in cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Store in refrigerator up to one month.