2 Cinnamon Sticks
Core apples and cut into eighths.
Peel if desired; it’s not necessary.
Place in large, heavy pot with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks and water.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often.
Cook until apples are soft, 15 minutes or so.
Remove lemon and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
Put mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth.
Taste and add more sugar if you like.
Store in the refrigerator.