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The fruit in the Garden of Eden wasn't an apple, but if had been, this would recipe would have explained why the Man and Eve succumbed.


  • 4 lbs tart apples
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • one lemon, including peel
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)


  • Core and peel the apples.
  • Peel the lemon (use a vegetable peeler), keeping the peel in as large a piece as practical. Alternatively, zest the lemon.
  • Put apples, cider, lemon peel or zest and cinnamon sticks in a large pot.
  • Cook over low heat 30 minutes, covered.
  • Run mushy apples through a food mill, removing the any left over apple skin, cinnamon sticks and lemon peel (if you used zest, don't bother removing it)
  • Return to pot, taste and add cinnamon, nutmeg and/or up to 2 Tbs sugar if desired.
  • Cook until thick -- about 1/2 hour.
  • Add juice of about 1/2 lemon.
  • Cool and eat. Keeps in fridge for several weeks, but it doesn't last that long.
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