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/
Place in a crock pot:
the prepared apples
2 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Cover & cook on high for 1 hour.
Reduce heat to low & cook about 9 hours.
It should be thick & dark brown.
Cook uncovered for an hour to thicken.
Keep refrigerated, freeze or can.
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