1. Place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat.
2. Arrange the apples in a small pot, densely packed. Pour the sauce over the apples until they’re almost covered. Cook, covered, over low heat for 20 minutes. Turn the apples over and cook an additional 20 minutes. Remove apples from pot and set aside. Strain the remaining sauce and cook over low heat until thick. Set aside.