Get yourself some apples. They don't have to be pretty like this. As a matter of fact, applesauce is a great use for funky looking apples. Wash them off well (I pop them in a bowl of warm water and take a nailbrush lightly to them) and chunk them up. Don't peel them or core them or worry about the stems... the food mill will take that all out at the end. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FOOD MILL (AND THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR), PEEL AND CORE THE APPLES AT THIS STEP. The smaller the pieces, the more quickly it will cook. I usually just quarter small ones.