1 1/2-2 pounds mixed apples (try a combination of Beechwood Orchards' Mutsu, Honeycrisp, and Stayman Winesap apples!)
3/4 cup water or apple cider/juice
1 clove (optional)
2 star anise (optional)
1 tbs. cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
Peel, core, and quarter the apples and place them in a large pot with the water or apple cider, along with the clove and star anise, should you choose to use.
Cover, and let the apples simmer for 15-25 minutes until very soft.
Using a potato masher, immersion blender, or countertop blender, puree (or mash!) the apples until they reach your desired consistency. Optionally, add in cinnamon and nutmeg.
Simple as that! You're done!