5 1/2 pounds apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped
4 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Place the apples in a slow cooker. In an average size bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the batter over the apples in the slow cooker and blend well.
Cover and cook on high 1 hour.
Lower heat and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring infrequently until the better is thickened and dark brown.
Uncover and go on cooking on low 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if you like, to add to the softness of the butter.
Spoon the batter into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze.