3-4 lbs cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered

juice of 1 lemon

1 cinnamon stick

up to 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1/2 brown and 1/2 white), depending on the sweetness of apples

3/4-1 cup water, depending on the juiciness of apples

1/2 tsp salt

Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan.  Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until tender about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the heat.  Discard the cinnamon stick.  Depending on how you like your applesauce, mash with a spoon, potato masher, or pass it through a food mill.  Serve warm or chilled.  Enjoy! 

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