2 pounds Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced
2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Combine apples, water and lemon juice in pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover and cook until mixture becomes thick, about 10 minutes.

 Remove from heat and mash apples with potato masher. Stir in sugar and spices and cool. Refrigerate. Yield: 3 pints (6 cups) of awesome applesauce.

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