Ten Minute Applesauce

Source: Alton Brown, Food Network
adapted by http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com/

3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered (I also use Granny Smith and Braeburn)
3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 cup unfiltered apple juice (filtered clear juice works, too)
2 tablespoons cognac or brandy (I used Calvados)
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I used more)

In a sealable microwave-safe container, combine apples with all otheringredients. Close lid, leaving one corner of lid open to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high for 10 minutes.

Using a hand blender or potato masher, blend to desired consistency. Serve hot immediately or chill for later use.