Roasted apples recall homemade applesauce but don't require a turn through a food mill.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add apples, and toss to coat. Spread apples in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, tossing halfway through, until tender but firm, 30 to 35 minutes.