What better to complete a hearty meal of apple butter, bread, cheese and ale?
Peel, core, and cut the apples into small pieces. Add the apple pieces, sugar, and cider to a saucepan. Cook over medium heat for approx. 20 min., or until the apples have softened and the liquid is absorbed.
Purée the apple mixture with a hand blender. Once smooth, transfer back to the saucepan along with the cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar. Cook for approx. 10 min. more over medium heat.
Set aside to cool before transferring the apple butter to sealable jars for storing. Serve apple butter on good bread along with cheese and fresh apple slices, if desired!