6 apples (I used a variety) peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 cup of water
Juice of a lemon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
About 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Put all the ingredients into a heavy sauce pan. Turn on the heat to medium low and cover the pan. Check often and stir. When the apples are fairly mushy, remove the cover and allow the liquid to boil away.