5.5lbsGolden Delicious Apples*Cored and chopped into small pieces, about 1/4"* (2.5kg)
1cupbrown sugartightly packed (200g)
1vanilla beanor 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Slice apples into small pieces (about 1/4") and dispose of cores.
Place apples in the basin of large slow cooker
In a medium-sized bowl stir together sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cloves until well-combined.
Pour sugar mixture over apple pieces and stir until well combined.
Cook covered in crockpot over low heat for 10 hours.
Once 10 hours has elapsed, either use an immersion blender** to puree apples until smooth and no chunks remain.
Scrape the inside of the vanilla bean into your apple puree (or add vanilla extract).
Turn crockpot on to low heat and cook another 2 hours uncovered, stirring occasionally.
Store apple butter in the refrigerator in an airtight container, will keep about 2 weeks.
*Weigh before coring and chopping. For me this was about 13 apples. You do not need to peel your apples.**If you do not have an immersion blender, pour the apples into a blender and puree until smooth, then return to crockpot.