Add the apples to the slow cooker. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours.
After the apples have cooked, place them and any liquid that the apples made into a blender, cover with lid, and a towel on top of that (to prevent burns, in case the lid flies off). Hold the lid on while the blender is on. Pulse for about a minute, until very smooth.OR use an immersion blender right in the slow cooker (as shown in the video).
How can I use my apple butter?
Toast or croissants
Use in milkshakes
My apple butter is too thin, how can I thicken it?
Some apples are juicier than others and I sometimes have to thicken my apple butter.
After blending leave the apple butter in the slow cooker.
Turn the slow cooker to HIGH and leave the lid off.
Cook for 45-60 more minutes, stirring often.
How do I store this apple butter?
This is not a canning recipe, canning requires a special recipe and precautions.
You can store in small plastic or glass containers and refrigerate for up to a week.
Freeze what you know you won't use right away, leave about an inch of room at the top of your containers or jars. Freeze for up to a year.
Thaw in the fridge the day before you need to use it.