Core apples and place in pan. Add enough water to make 1/2 inch of water in bottom of pan.
Cook until soft and skin begins to fall off.
Place cooked apples in food mill.
Turn handle clockwise until all the sauce from the apples is in the bowl. Turn handle counter clockwise every once in a while to clear holes.
Season to taste with sugar and cinnamon, if using. I usually begin with about a 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 Tablespoon cinnamon. Stir to combine.
The applesauce is now ready to eat or freeze. If freezing, place desired amount in quart size freezer bags.