obviously, shine one up all pretty. and take a picture. then...
have an ocd moment while counting for apple butter
eventually there were 18
peel, core, and chop 18 friggin apples.
dump them all in a crockpot and add brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and plenty of powdered ginger
cook on high for 3 hours. stirring occasionally. just like youre not supposed to with a crockpot. and then when the apple chunks get all bloaty looking, [carefully!!] use an immersion blender and try not to spray apple sauce on the wall. cook another 3 hours on low.
pour into the tiniest jars ever [i didnt process cos im lazy and i have plenty of room in the fridge]