I recently found a vegan blog that I really like - ohsheglows.com. She posted a few days ago a recipe for apple butter. I read it and it sounded easy enough (you don't even have to peel the apples!), so I decided to give it a whirl.
It's delicious!! Incredibly easy as well!
First you slice the apples and place them in a crockpot. (The recipe calls for different kinds of apples, but I only used Mcintosh because they were on sale, sold in bulk.)
Let the apples cook for about 3 hours on high heat (the recipe says 4 hours for 5 lbs of apples, but it took less than 3 hours for me), stirring periodically.
When the apples are soft, mash with a potato masher.
For the full recipe, please visit http://ohsheglows.com/2012/09/26/slow-cooker-naked-apple-butter/
It's a great blog with all kinds of vegan recipes!