Put the apples in a preserving pan with the handful of fresh mint and broken cinnamon sticks. Add the water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 45 min utes, stirring now and then. Add the spinach about halfway through the cook ing. When the apples are very soft and mushy, add the cider vinegar and boil for another 5 minutes.
Spoon the apple and spinach mixture into a scalded