4 lbs red-skinned apples, about 12
1/2 lemon, unpeeled,sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Core apples and cut into eighths. Peel if desired; it's not necessary.
Place apples in a 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.
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