Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Applesauce!


I made applesauce today! I got the apples at Highland Farms. They were very nice looking MacIntosh and Courtland apples! And the best part is, they were grown right here in Ontario on Highland Farm's orchards. Sorry I didn't take a photo of them. I was too excited to get started! (Yeah!, right!)

I peeled, cored and sliced 50 MacIntosh and Courtland apples! Then I cooked the apples in a small amount of water until they were soft. I also sterilized some jars and then filled them. I got the canner out and processed 4 batches of jars. It was a lot of work, but it netted me 23 jars of applesauce. Yummy! And that's applesauce without sugar, salt or colouring! Yaaaa!

Well, that's it for domestic chores for me for awhile! It's nice to do some simple pioneer-type stuff once in awhile, especially in these crazy economic times, but it's a good thing I don't have to do this every day. I'm exhausted! Think I'll go back to my sewing machine now!

5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

One of the things I remember clearly from fall trips to southern Ontario as a child were all the apple choices in the orchard... now, while there are a number of varieties in the store, they aren't the "right" ones, and aren't nearly as fresh as right off the tree....

Joyce said...

You need a fruit press. You then just cut the apples in half (or not),cook them and then put them through the press and presto! applesauce. Then I freeze them. So much faster.

Oiyi said...

That applesauce must taste amazing. I would love to learn to can, but I hardly have enough space in my kitchen.

Opal said...

wow! that's a lot of applesauce! it all looks so good too.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

appelmoes is so yummi.

nynke