Applesauce is one of the best things to do with apples! Also, it's trivially easy to make. I'm no expert cook, but this turned out really well and didn't need any actual skill.
- apples. I used 4 Gravensteins, which made plenty of sauce
- pinch of salt, about an eighth teaspoon per apple
- lemon juice (about half a lemon was right for my 4 apples)
- a bit of lemon zest (optional)
- cinnamon (optional)
- nutmeg (optional)
Note that the proportions of ingredients vary considerably depending on the kind of apples you use and your taste preferences, so I have given guidelines instead of exact amounts for things.