Last summer we made apple butter in the crockpot over the course of several live, very chatty sessions in the Blessed & Highly Caffeinated FB group. The video above is a compilation of those videos.
I don’t have an exact recipe, but I will list approximate amounts. There is more detail in the video.
Apples–any variety will do. My crockpot holds around 5 lbs, cored and sliced. Peeling is not necessary.
Brown sugar–I used around 3/4 c. for 5lbs of apples.
Spices–cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice–whatever you prefer.
Toss the apple slices with the brown sugar and spices and put in the crockpot for4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low. The apples should be fork tender (like for mashed potatoes) when done.
Puree the apples–either in food processor, in small batches in a blender, or with an immersion blender. Add 1 1/2-2 teaspoons of vanilla and stir well.
Further instructions on how to can the apple butter are in the video.