Making applesauce is actually a lot easier than you might think it would be.
3 lbs. apples (the sweeter the apple the better)
1.5 cups apple cider (no added sugar)
1 cinnamon stick
A big slice of lemon peel
Peel, core, and cut apples into hearty chunks (aka about 8 pieces).
Place apples, cider, cinnamon and lemon peel into a medium to large heavy bottom pot. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 25-35 minutes, stirring occasionally to help break down the apples.
Shut off the heat and use the back of a wooden spoon to break down apples to desired consistency.