This is what I did:
I cut the apples into quarters (how many, ummm 5lbs or more?)
Removed the seeds I could see and the stems and threw them into a stockpot
The pot had an inch of water in the bottom
I boiled them on medium until they were soft
I then ladled them into a food mill
From there I heated up the applesauce again and canned according to the directions in my kit instructions.
I also had some left over which I put into containers and transferred to the fridge. Let me tell you Just Do it! It will be worth your time. (I bought the food mill because I like very smooth applesauce, many people do not, so you could just peel and core the apples and mash them with a potato masher.)