apple sauce · canning · cloves · home made

Canning

This apple was huge!!!  And look at these cute helpers, they kept sneaking apples out of the pot when my back was turned.
Isn’t my red dutch oven thingy so pretty and fall looking?
Finished product, I used those tongs to get them out of the water, it worked but not well I totally stuck my finger into boiling water.

I did it I canned something successfully!!!  Oh I can see how canning could become totally addictive especially with the right tools (which I did not have).  I made my holiday spice apple sauce out of some awesome and huge apples from Gull Meadow Farms, but since it’s homemade I wanted it to keep and thought hey why not try canning?  My only other attempt years ago was a disaster but this worked out great.  I love that little “ping” when the seal took to the jars.

The secret to my holiday spice apple sauce is the right kind of apples (spys and jonathans) cinnamon, sugar and cloves (just a bit a little cloves goes a long long way) yummy.  It’s like a grown up version of apple sauce although, my kids liked it too.

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