This apple butter is made in a slow cooker and sweetened with maple syrup!
Total Time:4 hours 5 minutes
2 pounds of apples (I used fuji), peeled, cored and roughly sliced
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine the apples, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a slow cooker and set to high for 4-5 hours, stirring hourly until the apples are soft and juices are starting to get sticky around the edges of the pot. Carefully remove the mixture from the slow cooker and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return the apple mixture back to the slow cooker and cook for an additional 1-2 hours or until desired consistency is reached. Add the vanilla extract and taste for sweetness. Add an additional tablespoon of maple syrup if desired. Allow to cool prior to use.