The last of our "summer" canning.... Apples!!

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  1. Lady Hunter

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    I'll be canning venison & a variety of soups and so forth over the winter but we did the last of our "summer" canning this past weekend.

    My husband & I love winesap apples & they're darned near impossible to find at a decent price around here so while he was out hunting Saturday morning, I was on the phone hunting our favorite apples in canning quantities. Finally found them at a little produce stand down in Casey County so when he got out of the woods, we ate breakfast & headed South!

    Picked up a couple of bushels of winesaps along with waaaay too much other stuff: two big blocks of cheese (farmers & jumpin' jack), a box of sweet peppers, a bag of banana peppers, cauliflower, eggplants, tomatoes, etc.

    And the next morning, we started working them up. Two bushels of apples became 57 quarts (actually 51 quarts and 12 pints) of delicious apples for the coming year. Mmmmm!!! Mmmmm!!! Good!!!!!!

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  2. rcatron

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    Recipe? We did 6 pints of apple sauce last weekend. Just getting into the whole canning process so always enjoy seeing your posts.
     
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  3. Lady Hunter

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    Just peeled, cored & sliced and then canned them in a light syrup (think it was 1 cup of sugar to a quart of water) and hot water bathed for 20 minutes. Oh and make sure you don't accidentally leave any seeds in them....

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    OOPS! Not sure what an apple seed might do over time so we'll be eating that jar in a night or two! (That jar is kinda "fizzy" looking because I'd just finished de-ringing & washing all of the jars which shakes things up pretty good when I looked down & saw the seed!)

    They're wonderful for making a quick "crisp" or just heating up for "fried apples" (can add brown sugar, cinnamon "red hots", or just plain cinnamon to change the flavor around as desired).
     
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  5. rcatron

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    Awesome. Thanks!
     
  6. bondhu

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    as always looks great
     
  7. EC

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    Thanks for posting. Have been wanting to get into this myself.
     
  8. Lady Hunter

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    If you have any questions about getting started, send me a message. I love helping people get started canning & have helped several folks here on the board over the years! There's a lot of BAD information out there so I strongly suggest you avoid YouTube & most internet sites unless they follow National Center for Home Food Preservation protocols.
     
  9. EC

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    Thanks for your kind offer! I need to look at getting the "stuff", pressure cooker, etc.
     
  10. Lady Hunter

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    Before you start.... make your FIRST purchase a copy of the Ball Blue Book (available in the WalMart canning section). It'll help you determine what you really need. Lots of companies are jumping on the "prepper" bandwagon & selling all kinds of crap that's totally unnecessary for safe canning - not to mention downright UNSAFE...
     
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  11. EC

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    Thanks!!
     

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