I love apples.
Growing up, I swear, every year we took a trip to an apple orchard and spent a week learning about apples (in particular graphing our favorite type of apples).
While I may not have snuck off to an orchard for fresh apples, I am grateful that the grocery store sells apples and suggests what type of apples are best for cooking.
(makes 2 cups)
10 medium apples (I used Gala) washed
1/4 c water
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Peel, core and chop apples and place in large pan over medium heat. Add water and bring apples to a boil. (Watch apples so they don't burn!!) Once apples are soft, use a immersion blender (or potato masher) to puree apples to desired consistency. Remove from pan and place in serving dish and sprinkle with cinnamon and allow time to cool.