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I LOVE fall, it’s absolutely my favorite season! One of the things I look forward to is the gorgeous harvest of apples in all varieties! We’ve simply got to stash some of that flavor away for winter, so let’s learn “How to Can Apples”!
First, you’re going to need some fresh apples, whether you pick them yourself from an orchard or buy them from the store. These apples were purchased from Meijer at .88 cents a pound on sale, so I bought a bunch!
Wash, peel and slice apples. Your apples can be sliced, quartered or halved, whatever you prefer. Treating the slices with a little lemon juice will keep them from darkening.
In order to can apples, you’re going to need some kind of syrup. While you’ll see a variety of options below, I prefer the extra-light syrup.
Make your choice of syrup by heating the water and sugar together until melted. While the syrup is hot, drain the apples and gently place them in the syrup to boil for 5 minutes.
Pack hot apples in into hot jars, leaving 1/2″ headspace.
Then, ladle hot syrup over apples, leaving 1/2″ headspace. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims with a clean cloth.
Place lids and rings on jars, and then proceed to process pints and quarts in a boiling water canner.
I love canning apples without any spices or changes, so that they can be easily used in most any apple recipe! Here are some wonderful apple recipes that you will love! Enjoy!