Our Apple Butter
This uses very little sugar and retains lots of the apple flavor. Pureeing beforehand makes it easier than attempting to mash them at a later stage. You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker. *I use this to make roughly eleven 4 oz jelly jars.
You can let it cook longer if you want it thicker.
You may choose to use whole spices in place of the ground version, but they can lose flavor from cooking for hours in the slow cooker.