I picked apples from this tree and an adjacent one yesterday. I cut them up and put them in the Crock Pot before I went to bed and let them cook overnight. This recipe.filled a 5.5 qt oval slow cooker to the top. I added the sugar in the beginning. Otherwise, I doubt DH and his father could have eaten some apples at breakfast. After I got up, I put the cooked apples in the blender and pureed them. Love those slow cooker liners! Then I put them back in the Crock Pot, seasoned them with spices, and cooked another hour.
Then the fun starts. Sterilize the jars and lids and heat the canner. Turn on ceiling fan.