Heat 7 1 quart jars while peeling the apples, I pour lemon juice on them to keep them from browning. Once the apples are peeled mix the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water in a large kettle. Heat this over high heat, stirring almost constantly. Bring to a boil, remove the jars from the boiling water and fill with the raw apples. When the sauce is ready it will be clear and thick. Pour the sauce over the apples in the jars, using a knife around the edges to release air bubbles. Fill to 3/4 of an inch from the top. Wipe the rims, place lids on jars, boil in a boiling water bath for twenty minutes. Sometimes they do ooze after being removed from the heat, these I put in the refrigerator and they are eaten first!