No Recipe Applesauce
Cortland and Macintosh apples
1/2 cup water
Brown sugar or granulated sugar, to taste
Cinnamon, to taste
Wash and core the apples, but leave the skins on. The skins will add flavor and will be cooked down with the apple flesh. The skins that remain will be removed when you process the sauce through a food mill or blended into the sauce if you use a food processor.
Cut the apples into quarters and combine in a nonreactive Dutch oven or enamel pot with the water. The water will just ensure the apples don't scorch on the bottom as you cook them. Over medium high heat, let the apples cook down, stirring them occasionally. Depending on your range, the apples will take 45 minutes to 1 hour to cook completely.
When the applesauce is done, process it through a food mill, food processor or blender until smooth. Add sugar or brown sugar and cinnamon to taste, if desired.