Slow Cooker Apple Butter for Food Gifts
Adjust the sugar for the apple type. Tart varieties like Granny Smith could use another 1/2 cup.
The best varieties for these are Jonagold and Jonathan. Any single variety you would use for applesauce.
I canned this in 1-pint jars for 12 minutes.
If you don't have a slow cooker, a 6-quart Dutch oven in your oven at 250 degrees F (121 degrees C) will do. Cut the cooking time at least in half. The texture will not be quite as smooth and you will need to stir it every couple hours.