1½-2teaspoonscinnamonhow much is up to you and how much you love cinnamon
⅛-¼teaspoonnutmegI love nutmeg so I always push the limits!
apple cider a small amount at a time if it's too thick for you liking
I use this apple peeler, slicer and corer then rough dice my apples - I like the different sizes for texture - I toss my apples in lemon juice to prevent browning and set aside
In a pan on the stove stir the white sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, butter, vanilla and water - bring to a boil while constantly whisking over medium heat - let boil for 1-2 minutes until thick.
Turn heat to med-low and stir in apples - allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes - depending on the size of your apple chunks and how soft you want your apples - remember for most uses your apples will continue to cook in your recipe!
Allow to cool - use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge, or place in desired serving sizes in freezer bags to store for later in the freezer.½
For pie making - place a happy 2 and 1/2 cups in a freezer bag, this is about the same amount in a can of pie filling.This is a small batch but the recipe works great to double or triple so that you can freeze for lots of fresh apple pies all winter.This is a pretty thick mixture feel free to add apple cider or apple juice to the mixture in small amounts when ready to use until it is the desired consistency for you.