Oooohhh yum . . . I LOVE this time of year - when Joe's Farm brings in its APPLES from the orchards. I stopped and picked up some MacIntosh apples a few days ago. These (imho) are the BEST baking and cooking apples. Not mealy, not too sweet.
Here is what I threw in the crockpot this morning:
12 MacIntosh apples, peeled and cored
3 Tbsps lemon juice
1 dash allspice
2 teas cinnamon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I dont like my apple-sauce too sweet but if you want more sugar by all means!)
Cook on low 6-8 hrs. Use a potato masher to mush to desired consistency. YUM!!!