If you can make applesauce, you can make rich, decadent apple butter.
I remember apple butter on biscuits as a way to start the day with my grandparents. My grandpa would get up in the dark, and grandma would make scrambled eggs (with ketchup), and serve warm biscuits with apple butter. Since I was very young, I ate more butter than biscuit, but both were tasty.
Hopefully, apple butter will become a family favorite for your crew as well. Enjoy!