I am swooning at this moment because the kitchen smells incredible.
My Pennsylvania Dutch Mom used to serve this combination when we were kids.
Our first frost last night, made me burrow deeper under the covers, calculating how many days until the garden starts growing again.
It is a shocking number that is best forgotten in the interest of happiness and health.
When its cold out, the kitchen becomes my saving grace.
In the next few months I will churn out every comfort food I can dream up.
Today I want to fill the house with their fragrance.
By the time you drive your car to town to buy applesauce, you could have made your own fresh pot. It is easy.
6 lbs of apples (about 16)
1 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
Core the apples (peel if you are not going to use a food mill) and place in a large pot with the cider.
Bring to a boil and simmer gently uncovered until the apples are soft and break down, about 45 minutes to one hour. Make sure you stir the apples up from the bottom of the pan occasionally.
Then I passed my mixture through the food mill because I like the consistency to be like baby food.
Return the apples to the pot,and add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and stir to melt the sugar and blend the spices.