The hardest part of the apple butter is reducing down the apple cider. For this, you put 6 cups of no sugar added apple cider in a saucepan and slow boil it until it's about 3 cups. Can you handle that? Then chop the apples (no need to peel!), add some spices and the reduced cider and let your crock pot do all the work.
When you get this beautiful brown mess (and your house smells of cinnamon apples) you put it in the blender to puree.
That's it. Honestly. Get that crock pot out and make the yogurt. The next day make the apple butter. The next day email me and tell me how much you love it. Just trying to make the world smile a little more, one simple recipe at a time :)