- 5-1/2 pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 4 cups sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
- Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking).
- Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze. Yield: 4 pints.
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"I used half the sugar and it is plenty sweet; also added 1 TB lemon juice and 1 tsp vanilla. I packed in sterilized jars and processed in water bath 5 minutes. All my older cookbooks said just to pack hot and seal, but thought I would be on the safe side and process. I used Criterion apples; tastes quite good."
"I've never made apple butter before but this was easy to do and delicious. It was a lot of work, peeling and chopping apples, but it wasn't hard. The results were delicious! I may try with 3 cups of sugar next time, since it is VERY sweet."
"Just made this yesterday! Came out great! Had it on toast this morning and it is so delicious! Made little jars to give as gifts! I used a mix of Cortland and Macintosh apples. Will definitely make again!"
"I made this apple butter, and couldn't be more pleased. For the first batch I used Cortland and Jonathan apples. Really good. I used Cortland and Empire Apples for my second batch, and liked this mixture even better. Did reduce the sugar by half, as well as the cinnamon. Canned up 8 pints in a water bath. Husband and friends love it!!!"
"Waaaaaay too much sugar. Cooked for 2 days and still somewhat runny."