Apple Preserves: Date Added: 13 Nov 2009 Ingredients:

1 cup water
6 cups sliced peeled and cored apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 package powdered pectin
1/2 cup thinly-sliced lemon
4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons nutmeg

Cooking Instructions:

Combine apples, water and lemon juice in large saucepan. Simmer, covered,10 minutes. Stir in pectin and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Add lemon slices and sugar. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; add nutmeg. Pour in hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

This recipe yields about 6 half-pints.

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