Keeping with the apple theme - I also made apple butter this weekend. Truly the easiest recipe ever.
I wish I had a better picture but my props got eaten before I could reshoot.
I loosely followed this recipe for apple butter with the following changes - I peeled and chopped my apples into a 1/2 inch dice. I filled my 5 qt. crock pot about 3/4 the way full with the apples. Then I added 1 1/2 cups sugar (most of the reviews said the recommended amount was way too much), a heaping tsp. of cinnamon, scant 1/4 tsp. of cloves and a pinch of salt.
I cooked on high for an hour then turned it down to low and cooked it for about 24 hours, stirring every couple of hours. When I turned off the crock pot I blended it with my immersion blender. Perfect. Very silky.
It yielded about two and half pints of apple butter.
As an added bonus the house smelled fabulous all weekend long.