Time: 15 minutes prep; 12 hours in the crock-pot.
Yield: 4 pints
- 5 1/2 pounds tart cooking apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
Place apples in large slow-cooker (6 quart). Combine spices and sugar and pour over apples. Mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hr. Reduce heat to LOW and cook, covered, for 9-11 hours until dark and thickened. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Spoon into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1 in. head space. Cover and refrigerate or freeze. Makes 4 pints.