Easy to do....core about 10 to 12 apples....you do not have to peel them unless you want to as the skins will cook down to practically nothing. You can quarter them and cut quarters in half....or not..they cook down pretty small. Add cinnamon .....apple juice or water or cider (just enough to coat bottom of pot before adding apples)....and you can add 1/2 of sugar or more or NOT....all depends on YOUR preference. You can add a squirt of lemon juice or not. Cook on low for at least 6 hours....it will make your house smell SOOOO GOOD and it tastes even better!