8 medium apples, sliced/cored but unpeeled
1 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup (or less) real maple syrup
Bring apples and water to a boil; simmer uncovered until tender, about 5 - 10 minutes. Do not overcook or they will get mushy! Stir in rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil and stir one minute. Slightly cool and then transfer to food processor. Process until desired consistency. Serve warm or store in fridge or freezer.
Notes: It works great to make a huge batch when apples are cheap, and then put them in freezer-safe ziploc bags to have all winter.
You can peel the apples but it takes longer and removes a lot of the nutritional value of the apple. The food processor does a pretty good job of blending in the peel, but it will taste smoother if they are peeled.
I have heard that you can replace part or all of the water with kombucha, but I've yet to try that.