I just did something similar at my house today, and came to see if anyone had put up a recipe like it. It's tasty - cloves make everything sweet! - 1/2 bushel Cortlands, quartered and cored (unpeeled) - 6 cinnamon sticks - 2 T whole cloves - enough water for steaming I put a steamer basket in the bottom of a large stock pot, brought it to a boil, and let them simmer for about an hour. Then I pulled out the handy Foley Food Mill and mushed everything through (except for the cinnamon sticks). This took care of removing the skins and whole cloves. Now it's simmering on the stove with the cinnamon sticks, trying to thicken a bit more and reduce the volume. I've already tasted it, and it's fantastic! I bet this would also work well if they were baked, rather than steamed.