Wash, peel, core, and slice apples.
Add water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and sliced apples to med sauce pan over med/high heat.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover pot and simmer until apples are tender (approx 15 minutes).
Drain any excess liquid (if there is any). Remove cinnamon sticks.
Mash with potato masher until desired consistency (I like some chunks left in mine, but feel free to make it smoother).
Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.