All-Day Apple Butter Recipe

All-Day Apple Butter Recipe

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  • 5-½

    pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped

  • 4

    cups sugar

  • 2 to 3

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt


Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt; pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown, stirring occasionally (stir more frequently as it thickens to prevent sticking). Uncover and cook on low 1 hour longer. If desired, stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cover and refrigerate or freeze. Yield: 4 pints.


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