Wash, peel and core and slice (into thin slices)apples.
Combine all ingredients into sauce pan,stir well, and let stand until juicy. To keep apples from turning dark, stir in 2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
Cook over Medium heat, covered until begins to thicken, then stir to keep from sticking until thick enough it doesn't run off spoon,
Save enough to use immediately for fried pies or Apple Enchiladas if desired. To FREEZE: Ladle into sterilized pint jars or plastic freezer containers, leaving 1/2" head space in jars. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hrs..no more. Seal and freeze.
This makes a good pie with/without crusts for Crisps as well as fried pies.