It's delicious and dark and sweet and perfect on toast or muffins or in a peanut butter sandwich. Some people even put in on pork chops! Apple Butter was something I grew up on. We always had a jar in the fridge. I just never realized how easy it is to make until now!
This is my recipe - and there's always wiggle room for improvement. You can adjust it how you feel. I'm sure I'll be tweaking it myself. :)
6 apples, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
After you peel, core and chop the apples, place them in the slow cooker. Combine sugar, and spices and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over apples and mix well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring at least once. Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours (I did 10) or until thickened and dark brown. Stir occasionally.
Take them out and drain and cool a little. Process until it's all smooth in a food processor. Then put in a container. This made about a little over a cup for me. You can increase the recipe for more. But a cup will last a while in this house.