My house smells like all the most wonderful parts of Autumn - cinnamon, apples, maple! Maple is one of my favorite flavors, and an underrated one, I think.
6 pounds apples
6 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Peel and core the apples. Chop them. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove into a large stock pot. Mix well. Add the syrup and mix again.
Turn on heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down (220F). This takes time, about 45 min. You can lid the pot to quicken this, stir occasionally so it does not scald. I like to use a potato masher a few times on the apples to get them smaller.
Remove from heat, ladle into hot jars with 1/4 inch headspace. Lid and ring to fingertip tightness, add to waterbath canner. Repeat. Bring to a boil and waterbath for 10 minutes. Let sit 5 min, remove from canner. Cool 12 hours, clean jars and store!