I did a half-batch, so I used 1-1/4 cups apple cider, 2 large Jonagold apples, 2 TBS honey, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and a couple pinches of cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. After only 15 minutes of simmering, the apples were getting pretty mushy, so I mashed them a bit with a spoon, and cooked them for another 20 minutes before adding the other ingredients. One piece of advice if you notice there's too much liquid: Take the lid off the pot! Step 2 says to cover and simmer, yes, but if you uncover it, some of the liquid will evaporate. :) I left the lid off for 15 minutes and it was nice and thick. Also, I wanted my apple butter to be smooth, so I used an emersion blender to get rid of lumps. A regular blender or a food processor would work well too! Thanks for sharing, Jeania! It was a little too sweet, but it may have been my choice of apples. :)
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I did a half-batch, so I used 1-1/4 cups apple cider, 2 large Jonagold apples, 2 TBS honey,...