I usually make the Cooks Illustrated Cranberry Apple pie for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. This recipe has you pre-cook the apples in the microwave to soften them up. Well, this year I am without a microwave.
How would you recommend doing the pre-cooking stage? Should I do it on the stovetop, or baking in the oven? Covered, or uncovered? Any guesses on what temp and how long? It seems that that there should be no reason this can't be adapted to the current circumstances. I'm just not sure which is the next-easiest/best method. Thanks!