10 - 12Medium Applesapproximately 5 pounds, cored and chopped. (Leave the skins on the apples)
3/4cupof granulated sugar
1 1/2tablespoonsof ground cinnamon
Add chopped apples to a crockpot.
In a medium size bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, salt, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract.
Pour the sugar mixture over the chopped apples in the crockpot and stir until well coated.
Cover with lid and cook on low for 10 hours.
Puree the apple mixture with an immersion blender or a in counter-top blender until smooth.
Once the apple butter is smooth and cool, store in mason jars or an air tight jar. Store in refrigerator for up to one month or freezer for up to one year.
Serve chilled or at room temperature on rolls, biscuits, engligh muffins, toast or crackers!
Yields approximately 4 cups.Cool completely and store in mason jars or another airtight container. This recipe will fill 4 half-pint jars, or 2 pint-size jars, or a one-quart jar.Refrigerate for up to a month, or freeze for up to a year. When freezing, make sure to leave at least 1-2 inches at the top for expansion.For canning, seal tightly and process in a water bath. Follow the instructions on the mason jar packaging.