I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and part of that has been doing a lot of drying and canning. I thought I would post a few pictures of some of the jars of preserves that I have been making.
Then I cut the apples and cooked them in a huge stock pot, I lost that picture it’s in the files somewhere, oh well. Then I took the apples and using my Kitchen Aid strainer attachment I ran the apples through the sieve. The strained pulp comes out into one bowl and the seeds, skin and core gets pooped out the other end into the kitchen sink or you could use another bowl.
The finished applesauce, in this case I used a pressure canner and you can see some of the applesauce clinging to the top of the lids inside the jars. The two batches of applesauce I did in the waterbath canner didn’t have this problem so next time I’ll just use the waterbath canner.
This is some apple butter that I made. Apple butter is just applesauce that has some sugar and spices added to it and you cook the applesauce down until it is thick. I learned online about a trick where you cook the applesauce in a crockpot and that way you don’t have to worry about the applesauce burning overnight while you’re in bed sleeping 🙂