This is even easier than the pie (no crust) There are a ton a applesauce recipes out there and they are all about the same. I just threw the basic ingredients together don't worry to much about the amounts. If you want to jazz it up you can add ingredients like cranberries of other seasonings.
12 - 14 Apples* (you can mix varieties) 3/4 cup sugar (you may want more sugar depending on your tastes) 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup apple cider (canuse water if you don't have cider)
Peel and chop the apples (a rough chop is good enough).
Throw them in a large pot
Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and apple cider
Cook until softened
Mash with an immersion blender or food processor until you get the consistency you like.
* If you don't have that many apples just reduce the amount of sugar and cinnamon to coincide with what you have. After that I followed my local extension service recommendations of processing times for canning. It was really that simple. You don't have to be exact about the amount of sugar or cinnamon for either of these recipes.