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How do you like them apples

5 Sep

image of apples being prepared for applesauce

Well, it’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holiday season but canning season.  These apples came from a family friend and of course the day I planned to make them into sauce turned out to be 90 degrees.  It seems like it’s a fact of life that any day you set aside for hot-water canning will turn out to be unseasonably hot.

This was my first time making applesauce but definitely not my first time canning.  Making this small batch of sauce really got me excited for the upcoming preserving season.  I can’t wait for the plethora of homemade pickles and other goodies.

If you’re interested in learning more about canning, you can download the USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning.  It’s free.  I also recommend tracking down a copy of Ball’s Complete Guide to Home Preserving; it’s basically our pickling bible around here.

Is there any sound as rewarding as the pop of a canning jar sealing?