Source: Vintage Recipes from The Lily Wallace New American Cook book (c. 1943)
12 tart cooking apples
5 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 - Wash, peel, core, and quarter apples.
2 - Putthem in saucepan.
3 - Half cover with cold water.
4 - Bring to boil.
5 - Reduce heat and simmer until tender.
6 - Stir in sugar and salt.
7 - Cook 5 minutes more.
8 - Mash apples with a spoon or force through a sieve.
9 - Chill.
10 - If desired, add a little lemon juice, cinnamon, or nutmeg may be added after cooking.