Using a microwave really speeds this recipe up. Having Peter peel the apples makes it effortless. Once you try this, jarred applesauce just won’t ever do.
2 Macintosh apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 cup water
½ Tbl lemon juice
½ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside. Mix the peeled, sliced apples, water and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Microwave for five minutes. Stir. Cook for five more minutes. Continue to cook in five-minute intervals until apples are tender. Use a potato masher on the apples until they reach a desired texture.