|7 cups||Beet or cane sugar|
|½ cup||Broken stick cinnamon|
|¼ cup||Whole cloves|
Steam hard crab apples a short time before dropping into the syrup.
Combine all other ingredients to make a syrup. Tie spices in a little cheesecloth bag and cook in the syrup for 5 minutes. Remove apples to clean jars and add another layer, continuing until all apples are cooked. Fill jars with syrup and seal.
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