This is autumn. Three kilos of Ida Red apples, simmering on the stove with lemon, cinnamon, star anise and dark brown sugar. This is heaven.
Apples, peeled and cored, cut into quarters
A cinnamon stick
A star anise
Juice & zest from half a lemon
Dark brown sugar (1/4 cup per 2 kg apples)
Water (1 cup per 2 kg apples)
Pot, stove, heat, simmer for half an hour. Mash with a potato masher until it has the consistency you like.
Be glad it's autumn.