Saturday, September 11, 2010
When we get these finished, I'll put up pictures for you to see. I love canning! I love how pretty the jars are when we get finished. We were given apples, peaches and plums in the last week so we decided to make some mixed apple sauces. Here's our recipes!
4 lbs. apples
4 lbs. plums
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
Peel the fruits, wash and slice. Put all together in a pot, add sugar and water. Cook for about 2 hours, until the fruit is a pulp. Carefully place the cooked sauce in a blender and pulse until desired consistency. Puree for baby food texture.
Apple Peach Sauce
This was a huge batch. I used 50 apples and 30 peaches. These were fairly small peaches, but the original recipe called for 1 peach to 3 apples.
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 c. brown sugar
Boil 4 quarts water and turn heat off. Wash the peaches and cut and X into the bottom. Dip the peaches in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes. Remove, add more peaches to the water, and while those peaches are soaking, the skins the should peel right off the already soaked ones. Peel, core and slice the apples.
Add all ingredients to a crock pot (if doing a small batch)set on low, or a large roasting oven set at 225. Stir occasionally, letting them simmer for about 5 hours.
Spoon small batches into a blender, blend to your desired consistency, pour into clean, hot canning jars and seal. Water bath for 15 minutes in a canning pot.