5 1/2 pounds apples, peeled and finely chopped (I use three different kinds of apples)
4 cups sugar
2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place apples in a large bowl. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour over apples and mix well.
Place in crockpot, cover and cook on high for 1 hour.
Decrease heat to low; cover and cook on low for 9 to 11 hours or until thickened and dark brown. Stir occasionally.
Uncover and cook on low for 1 more hour.
If desired, whisk until smooth.
Spoon into freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cover and freeze.
Or ladle in hot sterilized jars, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice per pint, wipe rim, cap with two-piece lids and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Makes approx 9 1/2 pints