This recipe calls for 16 to 20 large apples. My apple butter was made from fresh from the orchard Jonathan apples. I bought 1/2 bushel and used the rest for apple pie. If you cannot find Jonathan apples make sure they are cooking apples. Granny Smith or Honey Crisp do not work well as they are better for eating. Robin
- 16 cups thinly sliced apples such as Jonathan or McIntosh
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp clove
- Crock pot that has high and low settings
Wash and dry apples. Thinly slice and core unpeeled apples into crockpot that is unplugged. You will need a gallon or 16 cups. Add 3 cups sugar and stir. Let sit overnight. The next morning add 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cloves and turn on low. If your crock pot does not have a high and low function then you will have to use the stove because the apples will burn. Cook 5 to 6 hours on low until apples have cooked down. The last hour leave the top off of the crock pot letting some of the water of evaporate.