Combine apples and cider in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until tender. Place apple mixture in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.
Combine pureed apple mixture, sugar, and remaining ingredients in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring frequently. Cool. Store butter in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 months.