Friday, October 30, 2009

Canning applesauce

Time to make the applesauce.  The kids were so excited.

I cut up all the apples, leaving the skin on for added flavor and nutrition.  The cores were placed in a bag to save for the chickens.

Into the pot with an inch of water.

All soft and yummy.

Through the strainer to get the right consistency.

Then 20 minutes in the water bath and we have sauce!  The kids love it, so I need to use up the rest of the apples tomorrow.


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

How many pounds of apples & how many of what size jars did you manage?

They look beautiful!

The Mom said...

Thanks Michaela, I used just under a half bushel of apples. I have no idea how many pounds that is. I ended up with 7 qts. There is still just over a half bushel of apples left, so I'll make another 7 qts and a few more pies and crisps.

kitsapFG said...

Lovely work effort! I wish we were closer to the apple orchards and we are not going to Ellensburg for Thanksgiving this year, so we are not going to be driving into the fruit production country at all this fall. I will have to content myself with admiring your fine stash of sauce.