How to Make Homemade Applesauce Using a Food Mill
One of the first things I like to do when the Fall season arrives is to make Homemade Apple Sauce. And it’s so easy with a food mill! All the apples go right into the pot with their peels, cores, and stems. Every bit of goodness gets cooked out of those apples. And once everything has cooked down, I just run it through my food mill and…voilà! Applesauce!
Make applesauce and get in a little exercise
A food mill may be old-fashioned, but it can do the job of so many kitchen appliances and all without electricity! All it takes is a little human energy. And who doesn’t need a little workout? 😉
So give the food mill a try. You’re going to love how easy it is to make all sorts of things—applesauce, tomato sauce, soups, and more—and never peel a fruit or vegetable again! Maybe you’ll even lower your electric bill in the process too.
Enjoy these other recipe videos, including how to use your food mill to make tomato sauce!
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How to Make Homemade Applesauce with a Food Mill
- 6 pounds Apples any variety
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
- 1 cup Water
- Place a large pot on the stove and add the water.
- Cut all the apples in half and then quarter each half. No need to peel or remove the core.
- Add all the cut apples to the pot.
- Add the lemon juice and cinnamon to the pot.
- Turn the stove on and turn the burner to medium-high. Bring the water and apples to a simmer and then turn the heat down to low and cover the pot. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes
- After 30 minutes, remove the lid and break up the apples with a spoon or potato masher. The apples will be very soft.
- Continue to simmer, uncovered, on low for 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow the apples to cool slightly.
- Transfer the apples, in batches, to the food mill placed over a bowl and process the apples through the food mill.
- Cover the bowl of applesauce and refrigerate or decant apples into individual serving jars and refrigerate. The applesauce will stay fresh for a week to 10 days.
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