It's hard to say there is an exact recipe for applesauce because there are so many things to consider. First you have the kinds of apples, there are so many. I try to use local produce when I can and I choose a nice crisp and semi-tart apple. Some apples are not really juicy so you may need a little more water to help break them down. Some are really tart so you may need to add a little more sugar to suit your taste. I like mine with chunks, you may like yours smooth. I usually use granulated sugar but you might like to try brown sugar. I like cinnamon in mine but that is strictly optional. Do try this simple and old fashioned applesauce. You will be surprised at how easy and delicious it is.
Grammy’s Homemade Applesauce
4 - 5 Apples, your choice of kind (I like crisp and tart and flavorful, like Gala, Fuji, or Gravenstein. Free is best but cheap is the next choice.
1/4 to 1/2 cup Water
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 or 2 tablespoons Sugar (I use granulated sugar but brown sugar is good too)
1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, optional