Apple butter is like a very reduced apple sauce and brown and thick. It's nice on oatmeal, but also with ice cream, pancakes or as a filling for various baked goods. I made mine in the crock-pot which was very convenient! You can do it on the stove, but you'll have to watch it to make sure it doesn't burn.
I know it's a huge portion in the photo, but I was scraping out the remains after filling a few jars, and it's so delicious I couldn't stand to throw any of it away.
Start this in the afternoon, and then you can add the sugar and spices overnight.
Crock-Pot Apple Butter
1500 g peeled and cored apples, cut into smaller pieces
Put the apples in your crock-pot. Cover with a lid and place on low heat for four hours. Stir, and mash up the apples.
200 ml white sugar
200 ml brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1-2 vanilla beans (mine were dry so I added two - if they'd been softer, I'd have scraped one out and stirred in the seeds.)
Cover with the lid, and cook on low heat for eight hours.
And that's it! Pour into jars and keep cool - or freeze, which is what I do.
Recipe in Swedish:
Långkokat äppelmos i Crock-Pot