Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

By September 11, 2012

I am all about getting fresh local fruits and vegetables for FREE and canning or freezing them for my family to enjoy all year long. My son LOVES applesauce.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Along with a way to process in a water bath, jars, and a food mill.
  • So here we go, wash, and core your apple. I don't worry about peeling but do cut out any bad spots
    while I am coring and slicing.
  • Then throw all your apple pieces in a large stock pot, also add about about 2 inches of water. I ended up with about 5 quarts in my pan so I added about 1/4 cup of lemon juice and and if you are adding sugar add it at this point or honey if you wish.
  • Then cover the pot and let simmer on high for about 20 minutes.
  • Once they cook they are soft but not totally mushy. Then add them to your food milll and work the pulp through the meal. I saved all my peels and extra pieces that would not go through the mill to make juice with.
  • Once you have the sauce all ready just fill sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch of head space, and process in a water bath for 20 minutes for quarts and pints.
  • If you don't can you can also freeze this once you run it through the food mill.
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