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Minimal Effort Apple Butter

What you need: 

5 1/2 pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped (Granny Smith preferred, but any will do)
4 cups turbinado sugar
2-3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

1. Place the apples in the crock pot. Mix the other ingredients and pour on top.
2. Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 9-11 hours (until it begins to look like apple butter). Make sure to stir it every once in a while to keep the apple butter from sticking.
3. Uncover and cook on low for another hour. If the apple butter is still lumpy, stir with a whisk. Refrigerate, or refrigerate what you need and freeze the rest. Enjoy!

Preparation Time: 
12 hours
Cooking Time: 


This stuff is delicious! And definitely a comfort food for me.
I used fuji apples instead of granny smith and regular sugar, but it still came out wonderful. The preparation takes a while, peeling and chopping all those apples (even with a food processor) gets a little messy also. I used 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and it was a little much, I will probably just use 2 next time.
Thanks for the great slow cooker recipe!

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