- 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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"Excellent recipe I've used for years; however, you MUST know your apples before preparing! If you're using a Honeycrisp, Gala or similar, they have a very high sugar and moisture content which will turn this into apple soup. You have to cut the sugar in half or add a thickener. A cooking apple such as Granny Smith will give a much different apple butter. If you don't know anything about apples, please Google whatever type you purchased before making this recipe. In fact, do this before using apples in ANY recipe!"
"I have yet to make this but what I was wondering is that what can I substitute apple butter for in a muffin recipe I want to make? maybe apple jam or sauce? which I do have both. Hope to get a reply since I want to make my muffins tomorrow. Thanks and happy Friday to all! Have to rate or I cannot post. Will make it soon."
"still too soupy. what did I do wrong?"
"Wonderful flavor! Used less sugar and it was delicious. Made 3 batches, canned two and froze the other. A friend overheard part of the recipe and discovered that if you leave out the flavorings, it also makes great applesauce!"
"I use Macintosh and a few granny smiths to give it a bit of a tartness. It's awesome for Christmas presents etc."