One of my favorite things about fall is the apples! Especially honeycrisps! I love baking with them and I wait every year for my mom to make homemade applesauce! She makes it every year and this year, she came over for my birthday to make it. So now, I am going to show you how to make applesauce, the old fashioned way!
First, you need apples of course. Lots of apples! We love to go apple picking at local orchards to get ours. It's part of the fun!
After you rinse your apples, you will need to boil the apples, whole, until soft.
Next, you'll want to set up your food mill. Now, we use one that is over 100 years old, but a newer food mill will work as well.
Once the apples are soft enough, mill them into delicious applesauce! Yes, the whole apple. Stem, seeds, skin, it all goes into the mill.
When you are done, you will have a bowl of applesauce that is ready to be eaten, refrigerated or spiced to your liking.
I like to spice mine with a minimal amount of sugar (about 2 tbls per 10 apples) and cinnamon (about 1 tbls per 10 apples), but you can spice it or not spice it to your liking. It is delicious either way!
When you are done, you have an amazingly delicious cinnamon, or not cinnamon, applesauce that you can eat warm, eat cold, serve on pork chops, serve on pancakes, or my personal favorite, warm cinnamon applesauce on top of vanilla bean ice cream!
This applesauce will last in your fridge for up to 10 days, but ours never survives that long. It gets devoured!