Monday, November 30, 2009

Making Applesauce

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!


Anonymous said...

What agreat time and a yummy treat! I remember "helping" my mom make applesauce when I was little! Great memories!


Elizabeth said...

Yay! I love the picture of Rachel...I can almost hear her excitement! :)

Amanda said...

I LOVE to can!

Jen said...

YUM! That's awesome!
I too love to can!

Jenny said...

Wow, that looks wonderful!! What a great blessing that will be to your family for months to come!

sara's art house said...

That applesauce looks good!!!