How to Prepare Apples for Pies and Desserts: Canning Your Apples
If you happen to be fortunate enough to have access to loads of apples, then do yourself a favor and put some up for winter pies. If you like to bake at all, you will be happy to know that you have a good supply of ready-to-use apples suitable for pies, cobblers, and nearly all other apple desserts.
Here is what you will need:
- Fresh, tart baking-style apples
- A light syrup (made with sugar and water)
- Paring knife
- Apple peeler (optional)
- Cutting board
- Large cooking pot
- Canning jars, lids and rings, jar lifter, tongs
- Boiling waterbath or steam canner
Step One - Wash and Drain Apples
Step Two - Peel, Cut, and Core Apples
Step Three - Cook Apples in Light Syrup; Prepare Jars and Equipment
Step Four - Process in Boiling Waterbath Canner
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