@Cooksforfun I make a chunky apple sauce and can them for my Mother.
I like to use Fuji apples, peel `em, core `em, cut `em into eighths,
(I keep a big bowl of water with a half of an orange squeezed in it)
throw them all into a big pot
with a scant amount of water,
and cook on high heat until they just start to get soft.
I find that cooking them until the completely fall apart,
makes it "creamy", not my preference in apple sauce.
I use my handheld...