3 pounds cooking apples (a variety is good but we used Gala because they were on sale), cut into ½ inch or 1 inch slices… we peeled them but some people don’t because they like the peels, totally up to you!
½ cup apple cider (I used no sugar added because apples are naturally sweet, plus you add honey so no need to make it too sweet, it’ll be sweet already!)
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of honey (optional; do not add if making unsweetened or want to keep it vegan and sugarless)
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine the apples, apple juice/cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon into a large pot. Cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes or until tender (but not mushy). Transfer warm apple mixture to a food processor (or you can mash by hand with a potato masher if you don’t have a food processor) and add nutmeg and if making sweetened/non vegan, add honey. Puree to desired chunkiness. Serve, refrigerate, or freeze the leftovers!
It makes about 24 oz. which I put some in a 12 oz container in the freezer, and then 2-6 oz containers, putting one in the freezer and one in the fridge because I wanted some for later that day!