Here's what you'll need
First begin by washing your apples. I use a vinegar/water solution and a vegetable brush to remove all residue from the apples (The apple on the left is before I washed it in my vinegar/water solution, the apple on the right is after).
After all your apples are clean, use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to remove the skins.
Cut the apples into quarters. With a knife, slice the quartered piece at an angle to remove the core.
Rinse apples and place in a large stock pot.
Add apple juice and spices to apples.
Cook on medium high and simmer for about half an hour or until apples are soft.
Scoop apples out of sugar mixture and place in a food processor.
Puree apples until smooth.
Return apples to stockpot with sugar mixture.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer approximately 2 hours. Cooking time may vary.
The apple butter will be rich brown in color and mounds on the back of a spoon when it is ready.