I can't turn away free apples, so the kids and I worked hard on Monday and made (and canned) 26 quarts! This was my first attempt at canning solo and it went very well. Success to me means all jars sealed which they did. Now we can enjoy this yummy treat all year long!
Here's the step-by-step process from the day.
Step 1: Quarter apples and cook them until soft.
Step 2: Pour cooked apples into a food strainer (we used the Roma...a gift from my parents for Christmas this year).
Step 3: Process apples through the strainer. This removes the seeds, core, skin, etc. from the apples and purees the sauce to be smooth.
Step 4: Scoop the applesauce into jars.
Step 5: Place jars in canner and boil for 15 minutes.
Step 6: Let jars cool for 12-24 hours and they SHOULD all seal!