Thursday, October 3, 2013

We had a great crop of apples this year. Unfortunately our best tree was also our oldest, and it blew down in a windstorm. It produced this year, but it will not be with us next year. It made the best applesauce,

We put up about 40 pints of applesauce. The cinnamon made with red hots is the grandkids favorite.

We also made some with regular cinnamon.

And of course, unsweetened for baking.

We made a ton of apple pie filling too! It is great for apple pie, apple crisp, apple bars, and apple cake.

And just for my niece, Chansee, here is the apple pie filling recipe:

7 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

Mix the following:
4 1/2 cups sugar
1c cornstarch
2 t cinnamon
10c water
Cook until thick stirring frequently.

Pack apples into clean hot jars, cover with sugar mixture to within 1/2" of top, get air bubbles out, seal with hot lids and rings.

Process in a water bath for 20 min.

Lots of apples headed south to Texas for you in the morning, Chansee!!

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1 comment:

chansee said...

Thanks, Aunt Kim! Can't wait to make some with the apples Uncle Bud is bringing me :)