I made applesauce today with a bunch of fresh picked organic apples. It was my first try and I did alright. It's pretty simple.
Take a bunch of apples.
Peel, core and slice them.
Put them in a giant pot with an inch of water on the bottom.
Heat on high, then down to medium high until apples are very soft and mushy.
This is a heck of a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'd always been very intimidated by the process. Probably because of the boiling hot lava apple blobs popping out of the pot like a terrible bog of doom. But I did it and survived. Yes, a lid helped.