5 cups mashed apples
5 cups sugar
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup red hots
1 tsp. ground cinnamonOptional: green food coloring
Peel and core apples. Place in stainless steel pan and fill halfway up with water. Boil until apples are soft and will easily break (approx 30 minutes). Use food mill and mash the apples but don't liquefy. Combine all remaining ingredients and cook for at least 20 minutes. If you want to add food coloring to turn in brown add it now. (It normally takes me 8 drops) Place in jars and process in water bath for 10 minutes.
Makes about 3 pints
1 pound of apples=1 cup of mashed apples
I have seen recipes that call for apple sauce instead the mashed apples and am thinking about trying it next time. If you try that leave me a comment and tell me what you think.