Slow Cooker Apple Butter
14 C. peeled, cored, and sliced cooking apples
2 cups sugar
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground allspice
-Place apple slices in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.
-Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 4 hours.
-Uncover and stir, cook on high-heat setting 2 to 2-1/2 hours more or until apples are very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
-Cool mixture at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight.
-Process with a blender or a food processor.
-Place apple butter into half-pint freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch space at the top.
-Seal and label.
Makes 4 half-pints. Store 3 weeks in refrigerator or for 1 year in freezer.