Make your own apple butter with this simple recipe. Apple butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, and a great way to use fresh apples.
See Best Cooking Apples and use the varieties you would use for applesauce.
Cortland apples work well because they don't oxidize as rapidly when cut as do other varieties.
Wash apples and quarter them (coring and peeling is unnecessary), and cook until soft, adding enough cider to get them started without scorching. When the apples are soft, sieve them and add remaining ingredients. Simmer in a heavy pan over very low heat, uncovered, until desired thickness is reached. Stir often to avoid burning.