Some time ago in another post I mentioned that one of my apple trees was going to have an exceptionally good crop this year. Well, it did, and it's harvest time! So far I have about two 65 litre bins of apples picked and so today it was time to start some processing. I purchased a Victorio food strainer in order to help the processing a little easier (which it really did - you can read my product review on Amazon). The photo below shows the setup - I cooked my apples to get them soft and then they went into the white hopper. DSCF1368 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 14:50 I turned the handle and the apples are fed into the straining screen. The fruit is strained into sauce and drips down the tray into the bowl. The seeds, stems and skins continue out the front and drop into the waste bowl. DSCF1371 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 14:50 The large bowl of sauce is five pints worth. DSCF1370 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 14:50 Posters on some other sites mentioned that they processed the waste a second time but I didn't feel the need. The waste I collected had no fruit left so I didn't bother. DSCF1372 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 14:50 I then poured the sauce into jars and water bath canned them. Below is my first batch just taken out. DSCF1374 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 15:00 While I did the apple sauce making my wife made up some batches of apple crisp which we'll enjoy later this winter! DSCF1373 by Imasham posted Aug 31, 2017 at 14:50 It is so satisfying to be processing my own food! I have quite a lot more to go and will be busy for the next week or so.