4 cooking apples
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
1/2 t. cinnamon
freshly grated nutmeg, optional
brown sugar, depending on sweetness that you like (I used 1/8 cup)
Wash the apples & cut in fourths & remove the core. Cut the fourths into chunks & put in a heavy saucepan. Add the water, sugar & spices. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn to a simmer & cover. Every so often, stir the apples to break them down. You will need to cook them until they are they are mushy & tender, which could take 1/2 hour - 1 hour.
Now you are ready to put the apples through the food mill & then enjoy your homemade applesauce!
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