I love applesauce. I hate quartering, coring and peeling apples. I've been doing it since I was 10 years old - and always found that the hand pain was just no fun at all. This year, I decided to try something easier - I halved the apples and used a melon baller to scoop the cores, cooked up the apples and then put them through the food mill attachment for my Kitchen Aid.
I was amazed and pleased to discover that this worked a lot more easily - with no clogs! - than the tomatoes! And, in fact, there was way less waste than if I had cleaned the apples by hand! I ended up with about 2 cups of skins & centers from the apples instead of a whole bowlful of seeds & cores.
Next time - I'm just going to quarter them and leave the seeds/cores and run the cooked apples through the food mill. Even less work! Even less waste!
8 - 16 oz jars of applesauce