Chunky Applesauce

2 McIntosh apples
2 Granny Smith or other tart apples
1 cup water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Halve and core the McIntosh apples; peel them if you like. Cut each one into 6 wedges.
Halve and core the Granny Smith apples; peel them if you like. Cut into 1″ chunks
Combine the apples,water, and lemon juice in a deep microwave safe 2 1/2 quart casserole
Toss the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl, and stir this into the apple mixture
Cook, uncovered, at full power (650 to 700 watts) for 5 minutes. Stir,pressing the pressing the apples into the liquid, and return to the microwave. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Using potatoe mashed, coarsely mash the apples, stirring them into the liquid. Allow the applesauce to cool to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate. 4 portions.

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