Saturday, October 17, 2009


So we have a neighbor that moved, leaving behind two apple trees. No one was picking those yellow and red deliciousness. So we went and picked apples yesterday :) We would have picked more - but that would mean I would have to can them or do something with them - and I have little time.

Von picked up an apple peeler from the Mending Shed. This is his new toy! Such a wonderful invention.

Tonight we canned 14 qts. of apple pie filling and made one apple cobbler. Though it is work - I like the results of this type of work. It makes my cupboards look good - and the fruit was free! I like those type of savings.

Here is the recipe if you want to make your own pie filling. My neighbor, Sheri F.,from Carlsbad gave this to me:


4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstartch
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Stir together in large pot. Add 1 tsp. salt, then add 10 cups of water. Heat till bubbly and thickened. Add 3 TBSP. lemon juice and 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring and stir to mix.

5 1/2 to 6 lbs. of cored, peeled and sliced apples

Pack sterilized jars with apple slices. Pour syrup over apples, being sure to adjust for air pockets (meaning you need to eliminate them!). Leave 1" head space in top of jar. Wipe down jar and lip of jar. Put on heated canning lid and ring. Process jars in boiling water bath. Quart - 20 minutes; Pint - 15 minutes.


LindseyJo said...

Yummmy Apple season Today Tessa & I went to a Harvest party were there was a Cider Press and we Pressed apples from our friends Orchard as well as had an amazing baked apple with a scruptious butter topping - you will have to watch the blog for the apple pile pic's of Tessa

Karen said...

You can't beat FREE and your recipie looks yummy. Way to go on the canning, I know it can be a HUGE process. Sorry about not getting into the PR department.

Adam and Jess said...

It's been way to many years since I canned as a kid.. what do you mean when you say put on heated canning ring? Do you heat it before? I'm trying to can things without having to buy a pressure cooker.

RedefinedPossibilities said...

Yes, you put the lid (not the ring - sorry!) in water and bring to boil. The heat of the water softens the rubber for a better seal.