4 lbs apples (about 7 to 10 apples, depending on the size, peeled, cored, and quartered*, use apples varieties that are good for cooking such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Gravenstein, Mcintosh, Fugi, Jonathan, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious)
4 strips lemon peel ( , use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths, zest only, not the pith)
4 tbsps lemon juice (more or less to taste)
3 inches cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
? Tasty tip
Try Truvia Baking Blend. 75% fewer calories per serving than regular sugar.