But within hours after bringing them home, we pulled out our favorite Apple Torture Device
and started making applesauce.
It's painfully easy.
First wash the apples.
Then shove them on the machine and have a child do the cranking.
Pull off the apple spiral and discard the core and skin for composting later.
Chop the spiral into quarters.
When your apples are all sliced, toss into a pot with a bit of water.
Simmer till tender, then mash with some dashes of cinnamon. Serve warm or cold.
I'm still not sure which is my favorite: the joy of the orchard,
or the aroma of the apples simmering on my stove.