[recipe]If you have not decided on which apple then consider this; softer Apple Varieties work best for Apple Butter because they cook down the fastest. You can use any of these varieties by themselves or mix them up to give your apple butter more flavor elements. By using softer varieties like the following, you’ll have delicious apple butter in no time:
Fuji Ida Red
Grimes Golden Liberty
There are many more varieties available. Most prevail in specific geographic areas. I like to shop at our local farmers’ market when in season. If you are buying your apples at your farmers’ market or orchard, ask the farmer to recommend which varieties or combinations he or she thinks will work best for apple butter. You will discover that varieties from your geographic ares not on this short list, will also work well.