Using both McIntosh and Granny Smith apples will ensure the right texture -- the McIntoshes will break down and become saucy, while the Grannies will stay chunky.
- 2 Granny Smith apples (about 3/4 pound)
- 3 McIntosh apples (about 1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon margarine or unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons sugar
Peel, core, and cut apples into 3/4-inch chunks. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add apples, cinnamon, sugar, and two tablespoons water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.