I have an Amish cookbook that has the instructions for making apple butter. One recipe requires 40 bushels of apples, begins at 5:30am and is ready to can at 8pm. Mother of McIntosh! Anyway, I found this great recipe online for apple butter that you make in your slow cooker. I’m sure some of you already know this method but it was a revelation to me! So I dumped a load of my fresh, unsweetened apple sauce into the slow cooker, left it for 9 hours, and voila! Apple butter! We've gone through a few jars in the past week. If you’ve never tried this method I would highly recommend it! I have another batch on as I type and it’s slowly bubbling away giving off amazing aroma of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.
I could type out the instructions, but why reinvent the wheel? I found this marvel of ingenuity at the PickYourOwn.org website. There is even a PDF version you can print off with pictures and everything!