10 medium sized sweet apples – a variety like Red or Gala
2 cups of apple juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup apple cider vinegar (Wine that’s gone bad, per Eve!)
1 Tblsp cinnamon
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of sea salt
1. Place cored and sliced apples (not peeled) into a large crock-pot / slow cooker.
2. Juice apples and pour juice on top of sliced apples. Add water, apple cider vinegar and spices. Stir all ingredients together,
cover pot and let it cook for 15 hours on low.
3. The liquid will reduce and the apples will be very soft, darker in color, and smell lovely. Turn the crock pot off and let the
apples cool down a bit (about 30 minutes), then transfer the mixture into a blender, and blend until completely smooth.
4. Let the apple butter cool and then transfer into storage containers. It should store well in the fridge for about 3 weeks.
Use freezer-safe canning jars, put the lid on, let them cool.