- 6 quarts sliced fresh apples firm crisp apples are best(about 30 apples, if apples are small do a few extra)
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Clear Jel
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- a couple pinches of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 5 cups apple juice no sugar added
- 3/4 cup bottled lemon juice
- 6 – 1 quart canning jars regular mouth
Combine sugar, Clear Jel, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, salt and apple juice in a large pot. Stir and cook on medium-high heat until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add drained apple slices to the sauce.
Fill jars with mixture, leaving 1 -inch headspace. I packed the jars with the apples and then divided sauce among the jars.
Wipe jar rims clean, tighten lids and process immediately. Place jars in pot of water with water 1 inch above top of jar lids and boil for 25 minutes (For 0-1,000 ft altitude). Carefully remove from water and let jars cool 12 to 24 hours. Lids should be indented if properly sealed.