red-skinned apples, about 12
- Core apples and cut into eighths.
- Peel if desired; it's not necessary.
- Place in large, heavy pot with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks and water.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often.
- Cook until apples are soft, 15 minutes or so.
- Remove lemon and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
- Put mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Taste and add more sugar if you like.
- Store in the refrigerator.