I hate apple butter. What's with that vile color, that repugnant texture, that lack of apple taste? And the gravest sin of all, not sweet! Here's a jam recipe for bright apples wallowing in a lush, sweet caramelized apple puree.
To canners around the world (at least in my hemisphere) fall means apple butter. This recipe makes use of apple cider for a spicy kick that makes me want to curl up in front of a fire with a good book (and a piece of bread smothered with the stuff!).