Leave the apple pieces whole for a chunkier version.
Decrease apples to 2-1/2 pounds and add 1 container (16 ounces) strawberries (stems removed) to saucepan before simmering. Omit cinnamon.
Add 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries to apples and juice in saucepan and cook as directed. In step 2, stir in 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger along with sugar and other spices.