I had a request for this recipe so I'm posting it now, but the photo above isn't mine. It's taken from yummly.com and it's of the muffins that I used as my starting point. The original recipe is far far too long for me to bother with. I need quick simple recipes that are easy to remember so I've taken bits out and made it much less work. I'll try and make these this weekend so I can post you a photo of the real thing, they look pretty similar.
The first step is to make some applesauce. You can buy it of course, but it's so cheap and simple to make and you can store it in the freezer for months. I use applesauce like you would use an egg in baking, it's so adaptable too - porridge, desserts, cakes, muffins, pancakes... you can use applesauce just about everywhere.
To make the sauce I de-stalk then chop up as many apples as I have on hand. I don't peel them or deseed them, I just make sure they're washed well. I try to only get organic apples but if they're not then I will add some white vinegar (about 1/4C) to a sink full of water and let the apples soak in there for about 30 mins before cooking with them.
Once they're chopped up into chunks I put them into my pressure cooker and add 2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 C of water. Then I cook on medium pressure for 10 minutes. I allow them to cool a little and then I blend everything up using a stick blender. That's it - couldn't be simpler. I do this when apples are in season and defrost a container of it as I need it.