Country Store Apple Butter
4 lbs. of good cooking apples (about 16 - I used Gala and Fuji and two Granny Smith
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Cut the apples into eight pieces, without peeling or coring them, cut out damaged parts.
Put them in a large pot, add the vinegar and water, cover; bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook until apples are soft, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat.
Ladle apple mixture in a foodmill under a large bowl to catch the apple pulp.
Add apple pulp to slow cooker, add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Cook on HIGH, UNCOVERED for 5-6 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so.
Can pints according to manufacturer's directions or freeze in containers.