All Day Apple Butter
This tasty apple butter is a real slow cooker, but well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste.
4 pints (128 servings)
5 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
4 cups granulated (white) sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
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. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour.
Reduce heat to LOW and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown. Uncover and continue cooking on LOW 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness.
Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.
1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 68 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.