Wash, peel, core, and slice 4 medium apples. Heat apples and 1/2 cup water to boiling and then reduce heat. Cover and cook slowly until tender and soft. Add sugar to taste - about 1/4 cup sugar. Continue cooking until sugar dissolves. For extra flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. For a finer applesauce, put the cooked mixture through a strainer or sieve.