In true Amy fashion, I Googled recipes and got overwhelmed that they were all different. So I did what any good cook would do, I just threw a bunch of stuff in the pot without measuring anything and hoped for the best.
Prep time 10 minutes. HA! They obviously have not met me. It took at least 25 minutes to peel and cut up the apples. At first, I cut the apple into slices then peeled each individual slice. I quickly realized that it wasn't the most efficient way to skin apples.
Everyday Dad then schooled me on the proper way to skin an apple.
He skinned the entire apple in two strips!
FYI: This is how I skin apples. #Fail.
After all the peeling and chopping, I filled up a sauce pan...
Threw in some water, cinnamon, and brown sugar and set it to simmer.
As the apples got all smushy, I wondered what this food mill thing all the recipes talked about was. Turns out, Everyday Mom owned one. I had to wash it well as it was full of dust.
I dumped the lumpy applesauce in and cranked and cranked and cranked and NOTHING WAS HAPPENING!
Turns out I was spinning it the wrong way. Oops!
The applesauce was delicious and I felt good about it being homemade but my god it took a long time to make. Definitely something to make in large quantities!