This apple and cider spread is a tasty treat.


  • 1 kg apples
  • 300 ml cider
  • water
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • sugar
  • 1 lemon


  • Quarter and core the apples, place them in a pot and pour over the cider.
  • Then add enough water just to cover and the spice. Bring to the boil and simmer until the apples are soft and mushy.
  • Sieve or pass the pulp and weigh. Put the pulp back on the heat to gently dry before adding the warmed sugar, allow 350g to 450g of pulp.
  • When the sugar has totally dissolved add the zest and juice of the lemon. Continue to cook gently until drawing a wooden spoon across the surface leaves a trail.
  • Pour into wide mouthed jars or trays, cover with waxed paper cool and seal.

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