When it's this easy to make homemade applesauce, there's no more buying it from the store. This is Alton Brown's recipe, straight-up, but halved.
If you don't have a microwave safe container with a lid, use two bowls to cover the apple mixture yet vent the steam, as I did.
makes 2 C
2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored, and quartered
1/2 C apple juice
1 TB brandy (optional)
1.5 TB honey
1/4 ts cinnamon
Add all ingredients to a microwavable container. Close lid but vent one corner for the steam to escape. Zap on high power for 12 minutes, or until apples are completely soft. Mash with a potato masher or spoon. Serve warm or chill in the fridge if you like your sauce chilled.