Applesauce and Canned Apple slices using Mrs. Wages® Apple Mix
- Yields: Approx. 3 quarts.
1For applesauce, wash, core and peel the apples and cut into halves or quarters. Place apples and 2 cups of water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Cover pot, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes (stir occasionally). Puree apple mixture and measure to determine the amount of sauce you have. For each cup of puree, add 1/4 cup of sugar. Place in pot and stir to dissolve. Stir in contents of Mrs. Wages® Spiced Apple Mix and stir. Bring mixture just to a boil then remove from heat.
2Ladle hot apple mixture into hot jars and remove air bubbles. Leave 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe rims add lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath canner 15 minutes for pints and 20 minutes for quarts. Cool, label and store.
3For chunky applesauce, when preparing apples cut them into chunks and follow cooking instructions. You may use a potato masher to break up fruit after cooking. Continue with directions for smooth sauce.
4To can apple slices, core and peel (if desired) apples and place in a large container. Combine 5 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar and the package of Mrs. Wages® Spiced Apple Mix in a large saucepan. Stir well with a whisk to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
5Pack apples tightly into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Pour hot syrup over apples leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles, wipe rims, add lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath – pints for 15 minutes and quarts for 20 minutes.
If you want to make a no-fuss apple product, purchase some Mrs. Wages® Spiced Apple Mix which makes canning apples relatively easy.
Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.
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