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  • 6 large cooking apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (2 1/2-inch) stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Combine apples and water in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add cinnamon stick and nutmeg; cook, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring constantly, 15 minutes or until liquid is evaporated.
  3. Remove from heat; cool for at least 30 minutes, and remove cinnamon stick.
  4. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add half of apple mixture. Process 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of processor bowl once.
  5. Repeat procedure with remaining apple mixture.

Yield: 3 1/4 cups