7 medium McIntosh, Empire or other apples (about 3 pounds)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond orvanilla extract
Peel, core and cut each apple into eight wedges. Cut each wedge crosswise in half; place in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Add remaining ingredients.
Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 3 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Press cancel. Mash apples with a potato masher or use an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached.