Wash, wipe and remove the blossom ends of one-half peck of perfect red
Siberian crab-apples. Pour one tablespoon of water in bottom of one
gallon stone jar, then place in alternate layers of apples and sugar,
using four pounds altogether (with sugar on top). Cover with two
thicknesses of Manila paper, tied down securely or with close fitting
plate. Bake in a very slow oven (that would only turn the paper a light
brown), two or three hours; let stand to cool, keep in cool, dry place.