In a large saucepan combine the apples, 1/2 cup water and sugar, bring the liquid to a boil, and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally and breaking up the apples, for 20 minutes. When the apples are tender and the mixture is the consistency of a chunky puree pass the apples through a food mill and return to the saucepan. Simmer the applesauce, gently, for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Adjust seasoning with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Serve the applesauce warm or chilled.
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine