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- Three large apples, peeled and cored (approximately 1½–2 pounds)
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Dice apples into ½-inch pieces. Place in a saucepan with water, lemon juice and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, checking frequently to prevent burning. When the apples are soft, use a stick blender or potato masher to break up the apples to a smooth or slightly chunky texture, as you like. Stir in the cinnamon.