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Preserving apples!

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I love apples mid winter and the ones that have been in storage are bland/mealy to me. So I like to get a good cooking apple and can them for use until spring fruits start. Today was a peck of Haralson apples that I peeled and sliced(gotta love old fashioned kitchen gadgets for this!) on the peeler/corer/slicer. Packed into jars with a medium syrup then water bath canned for 20 minutes. Shelf stable and will easily store for a couple years but they never last that long around me!

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Great thread.

We have several varieties in our orchard. Sweet Sixteens, Northern Spies, Macs and Red Beauties.

Some of it goes to making apple cider.

We take a bushel or 2 over to the elementary school and do a "show and tell" with our cider press for the kids.

The kids take turns pressing the apples and using the hand crank. Afterwards, everyone gets to try the cider.

I make apple pie filling and can that.

It takes 2 quart jars to make 1 pie.

I add cinnamon, butter, sugar, and vanilla, cook it down, then can.

Been doing this for years.
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