3 LB mixed apples (Courtland, McIntosh, Gala, Golden Delicious), cored and quartered
½ c water
¾ - 1 c sugar, to taste
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tsp cinnamon
In a large saucepan combine the apples, ½ c water and sugar, bring the liquid to a boil, and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up the apples, for 20 minutes. When the apples are tender and the mixture is the consistency of a chunky puree make saucy with a hand blender and, if needed, return to the saucepan. Simmer the applesauce, gently, for an additional 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Adjust seasoning with lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Serve warm or chilled.
I make this probably once a month, love it.