They always look so lovely and have often been tempted to ask for the recipe but it wasn't until the other day when a girlfriend had passed me on some beautiful preserving jars that she no longer needed(she only used them to store dry goods in her pantry) I started to think about what i could do with them. I always say yes to free jars and then think about it later.
Soon afterwards I happened to see another canner who I am friends with Bev Dobson, put a recipe that had been slightly adapted from the original American to a more Australian way using readily available products that we can access easily.
Firstly It called for 8 litres of Apple juice,
Next I added 2 cups of light brown sugar.
I then added 5 apples, peeled, cored and diced.
After removing from the heat and allowing to totally cool, I then added 700mls of vodka. used the cheapest I could find at my local bottle shop, I have heard since that you can use vanilla vodka and similar flavours to add even more depth to the mix.
This does not require processing as the alcohol acts as the preserver. This will store 12 months on the shelf.
So maybe the next time we meet I may have indulged....time will tell.
Cheers to all,
and thanks again Bev.