5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
4 c. white sugar *
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown. Uncover and continue cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness. Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.
*(The reviews of this recipe suggested this was too sweet; I suggest cutting the sugar in half, and then adding more to taste at the end of the cooking time. I also swapped some of my white sugar for brown sugar.)