Crock Pot Apple Butter
YIELD 4 pints
5 1⁄2 lbs apples, peeled and finely chopped (I use 3-4 different types of apples)
4 cups sugar
2 -3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
Place apples in a large bowl.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
Pour over apples and mix well.
Place in crock pot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer.
If desired, whisk until smooth.
Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
Cover and freeze.