1Place apples and cider in a large stock pot. Cover and bring to a boil over med-hi heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in sugars, spices and lemon juice. Simmer an hour, until very thick. For easy spreading, it should be of a very smooth consistency.
2If freezing, pour hot apple butter into freezer containers, leaving 1/2" headspace. Cover and freeze.