Apple Butter

Apple butter is a favorite at my house on cold Winter mornings. It's delicious with hot Kentucky biscuits.

½ bushel apples
4 pounds sugar
2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup red hots candies

Preheat oven to 325°. Peel, core and quarter apples and cook in Dutch oven over low heat until tender. Juice will form. Transfer the applesauce to a large roaster and add the remaining ingredients, blending well.

Bake uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick. Pack in jars according to manufacturers canning directions and process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath to seal. This will yield about 8 to 10 pints.

Note: The red hots candy add flavor and color to the apple butter.