Wash and core your apples of choice, no need to remove the skin. The more red the apples are the prettier the pink colour for the final applesauce result.
Slice them into quarters to make about 10 cups and put in a pot with about 2 cups of water with the juice from 1/2 a lemon to prevent the sauce from browning. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Add more water 1/2 cup at a time in order for the apples not to burn. While waiting for the apples to reduce, sterilize your jars and soften the seals in a small pot of water.
Once the apples cook down into a apple mush remove from heat. If you have a food mill this would be the time to use it. Without the food mill you will need to use a strainer and force the sauce through it with a wooden spoon. Gives your wrist a great work out. Add 1 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Ladle the sauce into hot jars. Wipe rims and water process for 10 minutes. One jar is just enough for a treat with a Sunday dinner. Enjoy!