- 5 medium soft apples, such as Macoun or McIntosh
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons honey (can use agave nectar or sugar)
- 1 pinch sea salt
Wash the apples well. Peel, reserving the peel from one apple. Core, and cut into 3/4 ” chunks. In a heavy 2 quart pot, add all the ingredients: the apples, water, lemon juice, honey and sea salt. Add the apple peels, bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and cover. Cook until the apples are just starting to fall apart, about 10 – 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until the right texture, just a few minutes more. This time will vary greatly depending on the firmness and water content of the apples you choose. Let cool a bit, and remove and discard the apple peels.
If too dry, add more water by the tablespoon.
Soft apples varieties will cook quite quickly.