Then I filled my crockpot to the brim with the chopped up apples, adding about 2 cups of sugar, pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Then it was cooked in the crockpot on low for 15, yes, 15! hours. But it was dead easy, just the odd stir. When it has turned dark dark brown and thickened, it was ready. I used a stick mixer straight into the crockpot to puree it down and poured it into sterilised jars.
And this was my view out the kitchen window whilst cooking, my furry audience. I just love them, even though they eat my plants and drain the birdbath, they are just gorgeous.