Fall's favorite fruit has to be the apple. This week, we'll share five ways to maximize your apple enjoyment. Today's recipe comes from the new cookbook, "The Spice Kitchen" by Sara Engram and Katie Luber with Kimberly Toqe. A note on the recipe says it is equally good with waffles and pancakes in the morning or pork chops and gingerbread later in the day.
12 medium apples
3/4 cup apple cinder or apple juice
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried lemon zest
Peel, core and slice each apple into 8 wedges. Place the apple wedges in a 3-quart heavy pot over medium heat. Add the cider or juice, allspice, ginger and lemon zest. Simmer gently for 20 to 30 minutes or until the apples are tender. Remove from the heat and thoroughly mash the apples. Serves six.