Here I hold the bounty of God's command
Quartered, peeled and cut in preparation
Applesauce to be the transformation
Maple syrup for that hearty sweet touch
Cinnamon stick, lemon juice not too much
Plumb raisins for added texture and flavor
Cook and stir, oh such aroma to savor
Applesauce made with love and set aside
Jars to hold delight and a bit of Mama's pride.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, Oil on Canvas, 1890, Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906.