- Place the apples in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Add the water, maple syrup and spices and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until apples are tender, adding more water if necessary, stirring frequently. When tender (about 15-20 min), remove from heat. If you like a chunky sauce, mash with a potato masher until you have the consistency you like. For a super smooth apple sauce, puree in your food processer
- Add the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and adjust seasonings if desired.
Serve apple sauce straight up, layer it with yogurt and granola for a healthy parfait, mix in your oatmeal or serve over ice cream for easy apple pie in a bowl!