Oh my gosh, these apples are so good! I did not use a expensive white wine, had granny smith apples on hand so used those, and also used butter and sugar. Only cooked the apples for about 1 1/2 hours and had a wonderful caramel colored sweet tasting chutney type spread. After refrigeration this did get very thick and gelled on the bottom. After microwaving I had a smooth mixture again. I think adding a bit of apple juice would work if the apples were still tlhick. Made and reviewed for the Celebrity Chef "Secret Ingredient" game.