This makes just 1 1/2 cups of applesauce. From Great American Home Cooking (Collector's Issue 1998)
- Place apples, water, and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Mash sugar into the apples; cook for another 5 minutes.
- Remove cinnamon stick; cool and store in a tightly covered bowl in the refrigerator.