Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Monday, October 15, 2007

Well.. guess what I did??? I took just about all the apples that I bought a few weekends ago and canned them!! YUP.. Took me about three hours to do.. but that's one more thing I can SCRATCH off my list for Christmas Gifts... I have to design a tag for them and attach it to the jars ( because it takes TWO jars to make one pie)... I actually enjoy canning.. most of the time I do it with girlfriends.. but today I did it alone.. and I didn't mind it at all.. It's messy... and with canned apples it's sticky.. however I think they give the prettiest end result!! and the syrup is so sweet and yummy!!

" A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver" Provers 25:11

Here are a couple of pictures of what the apples look like before the syrup goes in.. and the end product...

Here is the Recipe.. I hope you ENJOY your end product!!! *** NOTE I DID NOT add food coloring in my recipe.. I never have.. I think the color comes out beautiful all on it's own! This recipe is suppose to make 7 Quart Jars.. I doubled the recipe and it made about 12 Wide Mouth Quart Jars.

4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
10 cups water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 drops yellow food coloring
6 pounds apples

In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.
Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.
Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes


***Willow, Belle & Old Man Turbo's Mom*** said...

You are so Good! I have never canned anything..I want to I just don;t really know how? I just tossed all my left over apples into the field out back for the deer. I see them at my apple tree all the time so I thought I would throw my left overs for them to nibble on....
wish I didn't now that you posted a recipe for canned apples..

Susanne said...

Yummy! Those look wonderful to me!

noahs_ark_debbie said...

Those apples looked so yummy! I just have to be on that Christmas list :)
I have been putting some homemade gift ideas on my blog as well.
Have a Blessed Day,
Debbie aka The Real World Martha

the real ~Roxann~ said...

canning? hmmmm....I wouldn't know anything about that!

You never cease to amaze me!!!!!

Cris said...

I am really going to have to try and do this one day. Thank you for the recipe. :)

Mere said...

I love canning! I have never tried apples though....I will be adding that to my list of things to try....Miss you!!

Luv, Mere

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing...totally stealing your idea...keep coming with these great Christmas gift ideas!!

Donna said...

A few questions...So you would give theseto someone (2 jars) and they can make an apple pie??

Also what is a water bath canner?? Can I do this if I don't have one??


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