EMS Tips

How to Make Applesauce

Here’s a really easy recipe for applesauce that you can make at home, the fire station, ambulance station, hunting camp or office.

What you’ll need:

  • Apples, washed
  • Slow cooker
  • Food mill

Steps to make applesauce

  1. Wash apples
  2. Cut up apples (be lazy and don’t peel the apples). Slice and dice in any manner you choose.
  3. Put apple pieces, including cores, in a slow cooker
  4. Use high- or low-temperature setting, depending on how soon you want applesauce to be done
  5. When apples are mush, spoon apples into food mill
  6. Spin into a container
  7. Enjoy, refrigerate or freeze

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.