We ended up getting 7 boxes of apples . . . so I won't feel the need to make it again for at least 2 years. Most of them were quite small, but I got lots, so that's ok:)
I use one of these apple corer things to get my apples ready. I just wash them and then cut them. I know on the really small ones it seemed like more was going to the compost pile than I was saving, but that's ok. It was fast!
I use a juicer to soften my apples. No worrying about scorching the apples!! I pile the juicer high and leave them to cook.
When they are all cooked and really soft, I start to make my sauce.
I use a Foley Food Mill to make my applesauce. After turning and turning the handle, I just have apple peelings left and I clean that out before adding more soft apples.
I add lots of sugar and some cinnamon to the applesauce.
After stirring, it's all done! A big pot of applesauce ready to be dumped into jars.
I made 62 quarts, 19 pints and 7 half pints. I was running out of quarts and decided to make some smaller jars to give away.
And now we have applesauce for a long while. We really love it with roast and ham, but sometimes I think to put it out if we're having a pretty simple meal . . . something else to add to it.