If you have a food mill or tomato press, you can bake the apples with the skins on and extract them using the mill. Tart apples are better for this recipe.


6 large apples

Water, as needed

¼ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 whole cloves

2 tablespoons butter

  • Core and peel the apples. Place them in a small saucepan with 1" water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the apples from the water and either run them through a food mill or through a blender (using some of the water to help create a purée).

  • Place the apple mash, sugar, salt, and spices in a skillet over low heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in the butter and taste. Add more sugar or spices as necessary. Serve warm or cold.

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