I have my frugal moments and this may have been the pinnacle. I made about 4 pints of applesauce out of the peels and cores left over from making canned apple pie filling . I was very discriminating, however, and meticulous about removing all (and I mean all) of the seeds and worms and other suspicious brown spots. These were premium parings from organically grown apples. Observe:
I cooked up the parings until I had a rich, thick sauce.
I put all the cooked sauce through a colander a little at a time by mushing with a ladle. Messy, time-consuming, but worth it. This would have been a lot easier if I had a ricer.
Now where’s my Certificate of Frugality?