All-Day Apple Butter

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

1_ Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.

2_ Cover and cook on high 1 hour.

3_ Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown.

4_ Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.

5_ Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.

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