TIME: 1 hour
- 8 apples - peeled, cored and chopped (see note below on types of apples)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
NOTE on apples: Make sure you use a good cooking apple like Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonathan, Mcintosh, or Gravenstein. Different types of apples will make a more bitter or a sweeter sauce. We typically use Granny Smiths because they are hard and thus easier to peel. But they are also more bitter and require more sugar, so adjust the sugar accordingly.
1. In a large soup pot, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon.
2. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If apples are sticking to bottom of pan, add more water. If you have a potato masher, you can use it to chop up the apples as they cook. If not, just keep cooking them until apples are soft and mash with a fork.