From the kitchen of Stephanie Knewasser.   Apple butter is a
highly concentrated apple sauce. It is made by slow cooking  
apples for 11 hours, which causes the sugars to caramelize,
giving it it's dark color. I like this on toasted slices of
Grandma'
English Muffin Bread.  It is a great way to use up an abundance
of apples in the fall.  
Peel, core, then shred 5 1/2 pounds apples (about 13 large)
in a food processor.  Don't have a food processor?  Just slice/
chunk.

Place in a crock pot:
the prepared apples
2 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Stir.

Cover & cook on high for 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low & cook about 9 hours.
Stir occasionally.
It should be thick & dark brown.
Cook uncovered for an hour to thicken.
Keep refrigerated, freeze or can.
"Families are like fudge.
Mostly sweet with a few nuts."
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