NEW YORK MICROWAVE APPLE SAUCE
2 medium Golden Delicious apples
2 medium Empire apples
2 medium Jonagold or Fuji apples
(Total chopped apples = 6 cups)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon Turbinado sugar (if desired)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Core and chop apples into small chunks of uniform size (1/2 inch). Place apples in large microwave-safe bowl. Add 1/4 cup water to bowl. Cover and microwave on high 15 minutes. Stir apples. Continue to microwave, uncovered, until apples are very tender, about 5 minutes longer.
Using potato masher, coarsely mash apples. If skins are too chewy, use a food processor to promote desired texture and break up apple skin. Mix in cinnamon and sugar (if desired).
Makes about 3 1/2 cups.