We have a Transparent Apple Tree in our backyard. Just to be clear, the tree is not transparent, it is a tree that grow a variety of apples known as transparent apples.
First we wash them in the sink.
Then I use this awesome tool Hottie got from Williams Sonoma.
Then you chop them up and put them in a big pot with a tiny bit of water and turn on the heat.
After a while it gets gooey.
Then you wail on it with a potato masher. You now have applesauce. Lots of applesauce.
It then goes into the crockpot.
See it even says, "Crock~Pot"
After cooking all night you get up and the goo is dark and thick. It is now apple butter. Put it into sterile jars and you have jars of apple butter.
A full shopping bag of apples turns into eight quarts of cut up apples in a pot which turns into four quarts of applesauce which becomes two quarts of apple butter.
After moving into our house the tree did nothing until 2008 when we had a monster crop of apples. Then little or nothing until 2013 and here we are. The transparent apple is also known as "The June Apple" as it drops in late June and early July. If you ask me I would call it the five year apple. As I recall you didn't ask me.