It's that time of the year again. Actually it's a little late but the apples are still good so it was time to get some apple butter made for the winter. I made it in the crock pot so the apples cooked down overnight and were ready to go first thing in the morning.
3 lbs apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
Put sliced apples into a crockpot with water and lemon juice. Cook until apples are tender. Puree apples in a food mill or I took an easy way and used an immersion blender.
Add sugar and bring to a low boil. Add spices and stir well.
Put into clean, dry jars leaving 1/2" head space. Put into boiling water bath for 12 minutes.