Make your own apple butter - it's easy!
This crock pot recipe comes from Judy Bost: "Hi, here is a recipe from my neighbor that I make in my crock pot. It's so easy and DELICIOUS when apples are in season!"
8-10 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I use Granny Smith)
1 cup apple juice (I juice my own, but you don't have to) *
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine in a crock pot the apples first, then spices, pour apple juice over all and stir to distribute. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Stir often to help the apples break down. Uncover and cook on high for 2 more hours to reduce liquid. Cook as long as you need to get the right consistency. Makes about 2 cups. (Added extra: the whole house smells like apples and cinnamon!) ENJOY!
* NOTE: Fresh raw apple juice is best. With bottled apple juice, this becomes a 3 star recipe.