8 cups chopped peeled tart apples (3 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover; cook over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, or until apples are tender. Remove from the heat; mash until sauce has reached the desired consistency. Serve warm or cold. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Makes 6 servings (about 3 1/2 cups).