This recipe comes (modified slightly) from my well-worn copy of Almost Vegetarian by Diana Shaw, and was intended to be the filling for crepes... but it's really good as is!
1/4 cup raisins
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp maple syrup
Pinch mace (or substitute nutmeg)
2 tbsp apple juice (water is fine too)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Place the raisins in a small bowl, cover with water, and microwave on high for 5 minutes, adding more water if necessary to keep them covered. Allow to sit while you make the applesauce.
Place the apples in a heavy-bottomed nonreactive saucepan, add the lemon juice and stir to coat. Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Continue to cook, covered, stirring often, until the apples break down into a chunky sauce, about 30 minutes. (Note: It actually took 15 minutes on my stove!)
Drain the raisins well and stir them in. Especially tasty served warm! Makes 4 servings.