Brandied Apple Rings
|Firm red apple||6 Pound|
|Sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Water||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Brandy||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Wash and core apples; cut into 1/4-inch rings.
Treat to prevent darkening.
Bring sugar and water to a boil; boil 5 minutes.
Add food coloring.
Remove from heat, add rinsed and drained apple rings; let stand 10 minutes.
Return to heat; bring to a boil; then simmer 30 minutes or until rings are desired color.
Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
Remove apple rings from syrup.
Bring syrup to a boil; remove from heat; and stir in brandy.
Pack apple rings loosely into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Pour hot syrup over apple rings, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Remove air bubbles.
Process 15 minutes in boiling water bath.