By "we" read up, I mean A did and then he explained it to me...
Someone mentioned making applesauce in a crock pot, so we tried that (I mean we had enough apples to go around), as well as adding strawberries. Strawberries I'd do again, but you don't need nearly as much water, because they add a lot more water to it (we bought them frozen from the farmers market the same day). The crock pot takes longer so I wouldn't do that again.
I add cinnamon and lemon rind only, no sugar.
A few seconds in the food processor, and viola:
This is where the canning part comes in, after you make it, it has to boil: