Delicious! This is a fantastic recipe. I doubled the recipe, used 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup Sugar in the Raw, and added about 1/2 tsp of Apple Pie Spice. Because there were a lot more apples, it took significantly longer to cook down. About an hour-thirty to an hour-forty-five. After it cooled a bit, I ran it through a food mill since it was still chunky. It came out so silky smooth and the flavor is great - my husband loves it! I portioned it out into half-pint jars and froze them so we'll have it all winter! Pros: Easy, tastes great, made more than expected Cons: Took longer than expected
This is such a simple recipe and the end result is incredible. I have made this recipe with brown sugar, raw sugar, honey, and Agave--when using agave: use only 1/2 to 1/4 cups otherwise it is HORRIBLY sweet, in the process of the reduction the agave gets reduced as well to a very condensed state. Personally I prefer the raw sugar and honey to sweeten the fruit, it gives a mellower sweetness which enhances the fruit over an obvious sweetness which the other sugars give.