I love applesauce. In our home when my sisters and I were growing up, we always had a freezer full of homemade applesauce, enough to last all year. Applesauce-making was an all-day family event, and Mom had some special gadgets (like the old-fashioned strainer on the right) to speed up the process.
When I moved to Taiwan, I could not find applesauce in stores anywhere, and I did not have Mom’s “fancy” tools which I thought I needed in order to make my own. So, for a year or two, I was deprived of applesauce altogether. When my longing for the delectable treat finally peaked, I decided to check online to see if there was an easy recipe for homemade applesauce.