A slow cooker is the perfect way to make your own apple butter, or in this case, cranberry-apple butter. Personally, I'm a little too lazy to do any canning, so we just eat it in a marathon of bread and rolls, and give away any surplus to a friend or neighbor. This actually cooks down quite a bit, so it's not as much as it seems! Try it out!
6 large cooking apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1 large strip lemon zest
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Mix thoroughly. Cover; cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Stir every 2 hours. Remove cover after 3 hours to allow fruit juices to cook down. Spoon into sterilized jars and process with standard canning methods.