On the way home from the vets office ( Lucy had to have her first set of shots, poor kitty.) I stopped at a road side fruit market and bought a 1/2 bushel of mixed apples. They were gorgeous. We love apples! After I got home and got everyone situated , kitty had to have a 1/4 dose of Aspirin which she wasn't very receptive to taking! I immediately set to peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. Years ago I bought my apple peeler, slicer corer from a home party. See. I was destined to this lifestyle after all!
4 pounds cooking apples peeled, cored and sliced about 12 cups. I have a 10 quart Nesco and I double plus this recipe to fill the pan.
2 cups brown sugar, originally the recipe called for white...boring.
1/3 cups apple cider original... water.
2 T cider vinegar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
I double this recipe and it turns out great. The origianl recipe is from Michele Lowe of Ohio, but I changed it....quite a bit. Cook for about 5 hours or until apples are no longer crisp. I either put this into freezer safe containers, or a waterbath canner for 10 mins for pints and or quarts according to the Ball Canning Book for Apple Butter.