5 lb. Fresh Gravenstein Apples, peeled & cored
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1/4 c. Lemon Juice
3 Whole Cloves
3 slices Fresh Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 .Roughly chop Gravenstein apples into small pieces, then add to a large pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir briefly to combine.
2. Heat apples on medium high heat until apples begin to break down and release juice, about 10 minutes. Lower heat and continue cooking for 4 to 6 hours or until apples have broken down completely and apple butter is smooth and thick. Discard whole spices.
3. Can apple butter using sanitized canning equipment, or allow apple butter to cool completely before transferring to a resealable container. Canned, it will last up to a year, or keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.