I have been making applesauce lately. I buy a tote of Macintosh apples at the farm stand or grocery, it’s best when they are from a nearby orchard. I wash, cut and peel them. Slice them up and add a little water at the bottom of the stock pot. I cook them on medium and then ever lower heat, stirring occasionally, making sure they don’t scorch or boil over. This smells fantastic! I cook them until the apples are so soft I can mash them. You can add cinnamon and eat some warm on a cool fall evening. Refrigerate the rest. Spoon over morning waffles.