Here is something else to do with apples
I think this would be good with pears too. I copied this so it isn't one I have done. Happy cooking if you try this. I also would add a little cayenne pepper or a slice of jalapeno.
4 quarts chopped apples
3 sweet red peppers
2 cups seedless raisins
4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups chopped onion
2 Tbs. salt4 cups vinegar
1 clove garlic
4 Tbs. whole mixed pickling spices
Combine apples, peppers, raisins, sugar, onion, salt, and vinegar. Tie garlic and spices loosely in a cheesecloth bag and add to the apple mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Remove spices. Pack hot sterilized jars and seal.
Process in hot water bath about 8 minutes. Yield: 8 to 10 pints.