Fall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the Year #AppleWeek

Fall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the YearFall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the Year

Its that time of the year – the leaves are turning beautiful colors, the air is crisp, and the apples are ripe!  Today I’m making and canning applesauce.  I’ll walk you through my process and share pictures as well as link to the recipes I use.  Follow along to make your fall apples become yummy applesauce for the year.

Gather Canning Accessories

  • Jars
  • Jar Lids
  • Water bath canning pot with rack
  • Large pot to cook applesauce
  • Immersion Blender (or standard blender)
  • Apple peeler/corer
  • Knife

Recipes

For my base applesauce I use the recipe from Ball.  You can find that by clicking the logo below:

I also like to make various fruit flavored applesauce for the kids – this year Buddy requested Apple Strawberry.  You can find the flavored recipes I use over at Family Feedbag by clicking here.

Fall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the Year


Instructions

  • I store my jars and canning pots in the basement so I wash them each time I get them out.  My first step is to wash all equipment that I need.
  • Place the lids you will need in a bowl with warm water
  • Fill your water bath canning pot with water
  • Place water bath canning pot on stove and start heating
  • Peel and core apples (place in large pot with water and lemon juice mix to keep from browning)
  • Drain the apples from the lemon water mix and add a small amount of fresh water
  • Place large pot with apples on stove and turn burner to medium heat – stir occasionally to make sure apples aren’t sticking
  • Bring to a boil – boil for 5-20 minutes until apples are starting to get mushy
  • Turn off heat
  • Puree with the immersion blender in the pot (if you are using a regular blender transfer batches until you have blended all of the applesauce)
  • Add sugar (optional – I add 1/4 cup of brown sugar) and lemon juice (1/4 cup)
  • Turn on heat and bring to a boil again
  • Ladle hot applesauce into jars
  • Wipe the mouths of the jars to ensure they are clean, place lid, screw on metal band
  • Place jars into the boiling water bath and process for 20 minutes
  • Remove the jars from the water bath and place on towel to cool
  • After 24 hours check lids to ensure they are sealed (they should be firm to touch not flexible)
  • Label jars and store

Fall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the Year

I used the same base recipe for my strawberry applesauce and then cooked the strawberries separately.  I put half of the second batch in jars as unsweetened applesauce and added the strawberries to the other half.

Fall Apples become Yummy Applesauce for the Year

The kids will enjoy this bounty for most of the year.  I will also use the applesauce in some recipes to make them healthier.  Have you ever canned before?  As luck would have it today was the most humid day we’ve had in a while.  I shouldn’t expect anything else when I decide to can though is what I’ve realized!


Join us as we celebrate all things Apple during #AppleWeek from September 26th through September 30th!

Monday: Appetizers and Drinks

Apple Brie Roll Up  by Family Around the Table
Apple Cider Margaritas by A Palatable Pastime

Apple Cheddar Pinwheels by Cooking With Carlee

Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
 

Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides

Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Apple Cider Bread by I Say Nomato
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops with Raisins by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Apple Streusel Muffins by Family Around The Table
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm

Wednesday: Sweet Treats

Apple and Nut Drop Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Brown Betty by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Swirl Buns by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table

 

Thursday: Apple Projects

Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline’s Cooking

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Suncatchers by Crafty Mama in ME
Caramel Apple in a Jar by Family Around The Table
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Packets by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Knit Apple Hat by Jolene’s Recipe Journal

 

Friday: Anything Apple Goes

1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Apple Brown Betty by A Palatable Pastime

Apple Bundt Cake With Cider Caramel by Cooking With Carlee
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big

Individual Apple Crisp by Family Around The Table
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures

Slow Cooker Apple Butter by The Crumby Cupcake

 
 

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