Applesauce can be made with any apple, but the best apples include Braeburn, Cortland and Crispin, according to About.com. These apples work well in applesauce since they are soft and cook down quickly.
To get the best taste when making homemade applesauce, it's recommended to use different varieties of apples. However, it's also recommended that sour apples such as Granny Smith not be used in applesauce. Using varieties of apples that are harder will result in a chunkier applesauce, as they will not cook down as well. They are also more difficult to mash to the right consistency for applesauce.