4 lbs apples, cored and sliced (don't peel)
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup apple cider
grated zest and juice of one lemon
3 TBS grated ginger
Combine apples, brown sugar, apple cider, zest, juice. Cover and cook 8-10 hours on low, til apples are very soft. (A good thing to do overnight!) Then stir in ginger, increase heat to high, uncover and cook (stirring now and then) til mixture is reduced to about 3 cups for 8 to 10 hours. Put the resulting mash through a food mill.