Apple Butter-Red Hots
- 9 c. cooked apples (about 18)
- 6 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. cloves
- 1/4 tsp.cinnamon
- 1/2 c. Red Hots candy (be sure to get the Red Hots brand!..they come in a box at Walgreens and Walmart.)
Wash, pare, quarter and core apples. Add a small amount of water; cover and cook slowly until tender. Drain off any water. Chop with stick blender. Add sugar, vinegar, spices, and red hots. Bring to a boil; let boil 4 or 5 minutes. Ladle into hot jars - remove air bubbles - and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Makes 6 pints.