- 9 cups apples, peeled, cored & quartered
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup or brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1 tsp. butter, unsalted
- Combine apples and cider in large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat; turn heat to low, and simmer until apples are tender (about 20 minutes).
- After apples have become tender, add lemon juice, sugar, salt; simmer for 1 minute. Grate in nutmeg.
- Use fork or potato masher to break up apples.
NOTE: If using a food mill, remove apples after cooking in cider; put through food mill, using coarse screen; return to pan to cook for additional 1 minute.
Tip: To save time, use a pressure cooker!
Just bring apples, cider & 1 tsp butter up to high pressure. Turn off heat, let sit 10 min., then express remaining pressure. Remove lid and add lemon juice, sugar, salt and simmer 1 minute. Add nutmeg and mash.
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