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Quick canning question, please!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by JessicaGrant, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am making unsweetened apple sauce with Macs (kind of tart.) Can I can with boiling water or do I need to pressure cook it? The recipe says process with boiling water but a friend said something that made me worry. Thanks!!
     
  2. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mom always did boiling water bath but that was a long time ago. We freeze ours now.
     
  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't pressure mine however I do a water bath instead. Completly cover the jars with water and heat to boiling then boil for 15 minutes to preserve them. Good Luck
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Water bath is fine for applesauce. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid to each jar to ensure high enough acidity.

    I like this website a lof for their canning guidance. It's what I used to learn to can last year. http://www.pickyourown.org/applesauce.htm

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    used a stick blender like this for my applesauce:
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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Hey. I can get lots of free apples, maybe I will make some apple sauce for christmas.

    How long does it last (not opened)?
     
  6. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks!! I really want a pressure canner but haven't gotten one yet...and I have ten pounds of apples I picked this morning cooking on the stove! :)
     
  7. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the apple asuce is sealed it will last for years .
     
  8. JessicaGrant

    JessicaGrant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I canned some last fall and it was fine through the winter. Really yummy!
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If you're going to go to the trouble of canning apples, why not make apple pie filling alongside the sauce? As soon as my apple tree ripens I'm going to make a few quarts. Keep some phyllo dough in the freezer and you can make fresh turn-overs all winter!
     
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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