Step 2–Apple BUTTER from the apple sauce!
I simmered it down with "some" sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. My recipes work by dumping and tasting.... Who measures?! Putting the stove on medium heat made the apples bubble like mad and shoot burning hot apple sauce at me... It wasn't nice.... I eventually figured out how to lift the lid like a shield and stir with a LONG HANDLED SPOON. In the recipe I found it said kids were great to do the constant stirring. I see how things used to be. Apple butter must have been punishment for not doing their chores! In any case, I didn't stir consistantly, just every once in a while and I didn't have anything stick. Frankly I simmered in batches, turning the stove of occasionally when I had to go run an errand/have singing practice. I finished cooking it down when if I scooped up a spoonful and tilted the spoon, it didn't drop for a moment. I'm letting it cool overnight to put in the fridge in the morning to can tomorrow! Baby steps!