6poundsapplesI used gala, chopped with skins left on
¼cuppacked brown sugar
Place apples, cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla into the slow cooker. Toss around a couple time to mix up ingredients.
Place cover on and cook for 4 hours on high.
Using an immersion blender or hand blender blend apples until smooth. Be careful because the apples are hot. if you don't have a hand blender you can use a regular blender but again be careful.
With lid off cook on high an additional 2-3 hours, or until you get desired consistency. This is the cooking phase you need to pay a little more attention to. You want to keep an eye on the consistency. Mine cooked for 3 hours. Pour into jars and cool. Store in fridge up to a week or in the freezer.