Samotkhis Vashlis Muraba (Lady Apple Preserves)

Makes 1 Quar

1 pound of apples
2 1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of water

Leaving stems intact, pierce the apples all over with a thin skewer and place in a pot. Cover with boiling water and put a plate on top to keep the apples submerged. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the syrup. In a heavy saucepan combine the sugar and cups of water. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

Transfer the apples to the boiling syrup and stir for a minute to coat them. Lower the heat and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium high. Cook rapidly, turning the apples occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes more, until the fruit is tender but has not lost its shape. Pack with the syrup into a sterilized jar and seal.

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