I have never made it before but have leftover applesauce after canning and canning. So now I have a crock pot of it going. How much do I want this stuff to boil down? How thick should it be? How do I preserve it when it is finished?
Cook it down until it is the texture you like. Then you can put it up in jars and preserve using "water bath" canning method. Lots of sites if you search web for it, but here's a great starter site. Very good step-by-step info for beginners. And just a lot of great info in general.
I think DrewDrew wants to know kind of what it tastes like or is like before he goes out and purchases some. I've never had any, personally, so I can't fill him in on it. I would like to taste some too though. I'll have to find out if any of my friends specialize in applebutter.
I made me some apple butter here recently. I cut,peeled, and deseeded about 8 pounds of apples and put them in the crockpot with 2 cups of water 2 1/2 cups of sugar and a couple table spoons of cinnamon. Cooked for 24 hours and then canned. It turned out great. It made the house smell like a big apple pie while it cooked too. Made me hungry i tell you that.