I got the idea of this method from my aunt. I peel, core, and cut my apples with my peeler, corer, slicer. I throw them into the crock pot. I put the lid on it and then turn it on low for 18 – 24 hours. I will occasionally stir the apples as it cooks down. The apples do turn brown as they cook.
Once the time is up, I run the apples through my strainer and then season it with sugar, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I just add these spices to taste. We don’t like our apple butter too sweet, so we do less sugar than most recipes call for. Once that is just right to our taste, I put into pint jars and process in a water bath for 10 minutes.