Combine apples, cider and sugar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, covered, until the apples are very tender, about 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.Advertisement
Transfer the mixture to a food processor; blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Stir in cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes. (Note: Be sure to keep the pan partially covered to protect yourself and your counter from splatters.) Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Transfer to a shallow dish to cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate