Here is the process:
Cut up apples - we cut up two tubs of apples. You just cut them into quarters. You can even leave the core it will be discarded later.
Boil the apples - dump the cut up apples into a big pot and put it on the stove. You only want the water about 1/4 the way up the pot you don't want it to cover the apples. Cook the apples until they are soft to the touch - the softer the better.
Smash the apples- Tricia has this really cool masher. You put the apples in the top and shove them down with a mallet while the other person turns the handle. As you turn the handle the machine separates the core from the good stuff. and then you have applesauce!
Can the applesauce - make sure your cans are VERY clean. We even put them in the oven while we made the applesauce so they would stay warm and not collect any bacteria. Fill the jars, put them in the big pot - shut the lid - boil them for 20 minutes so they seal and WA LA - you have applesauce!!Denise and Tricia cutting the apples. There were a ton of them! The first batch of apples waiting to get soft!
The finished product. Yummy! Can't wait to do it next year!!