Pom Apple Butter
Here is my PomApple Butter.
- 4 lbs Jonathon apples
- 2 cups fresh squeezed Pomegranate juice (Pom juice from store can be subbed out)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
In a medium stainless steel pot add the apples peeled and chunked and cook them down till they are easy to mash, about 30 minutes.
Add the pomegranate juice and sugar and continue to cook on low heat, stirring often for 45 minutes.
If you still have chunks to your apples you can use an immersion blender or put the contents into a blender until the mixture is silky smooth.
Add the bottled lemon juice to preserve the color. Continue to cook for about 15 minutes, till the consistency mounds on your spoon. Remove from the heat and ladle into your jars.
Filling the jars:
On a dishtowel place your hot jars and using your funnel in each jar using a ladle then fill the jars leaving 1/4” headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill to ¼” headspace.
Taking a clean papertowel wet it with warm water and wipe the rims of the jars removing any food particles that would interfere with a good seal.
Using your magic wand extract the lids from the hot water and place them on the now cleaned rims. Add your rings to the tops of each of the jars and turn to seal just "finger tight".
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jars in the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add hot water to the canner if it doesn't measure up.
Cover the pot and turn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. Once the water has come to a boil start your timer for 10 minutes.
When complete turn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another few minutes.
Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the next morning.