Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and honey; set aside.
In a large re-sealable plastic bag, place the apple quarters. Add the spice/honey mixture, reseal the bag, and shake to thoroughly coat the apples. Note: To enhance the flavor, you may marinate for several hours in the refrigerator or you may proceed "as is."
Place the coated apple quarters on a baking pan or cookie sheet.
Bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.The tip of a knife should easily pierce the apple slice. When done, remove the apples from the oven and place in a bowl.
Using a potato masher or pronged fork, gently mash the apples to desired texture of either a chunky or a smooth sauce (your choice).
If desired, add the optional roasted walnuts and raisins. See below on how to roast walnuts.
Makes approximately 2 cups.
Place whole or half natural raw walnuts on a cookie sheet and roast for approximately 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and allow to cool. When the walnuts are cool enough to handle, place on a sheet of wax paper. Using a mallet or the side of a can, roll over walnuts to crush them into small pieces; set aside.
Baked Apple Sauce Recipe: https://whatscookingamerica.net/EllenEaston/BakedAppleSauce.htm