Monday, September 26, 2011

Apple Canning Recipes

I'm so proud of my apple tree!  I thought the apples were all wormy and gross, but they aren't!  I have big beautiful crisp apples!  I left the wormy ones on the tree for the birds and picked a whole box a pretty apples!  I don't know what kind of apples they are, but they're tart so I'm thinking maybe granny smith?

Here are two of the apple canning recipes I've done this year:

Apple Pie Filling

Per Quart:

5 apples

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. corn starch
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. water
3/4 c. apple juice
2 TBSP lemon juice

Core, peel and slice apples. Place in boiling water for 1 minute. Set aside and keep hot. Boil remaining ingredients until desired thickness. I barely let mine reach a full boil. Fill hot sterilized quart jars alternating apples and syrup until it is almost full. Run a knife down the side to remove air bubbles. Add more apples and syrup. Process 25 minutes.

I've been making this recipe for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it!  It makes the best apple crisp!

Apple Crisp

1 qt apple pie filling

1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oats
1/4 c. butter, melted

Pour the pie filling into a pan. Mix remaining ingredients well and sprinkle over the top of filling. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes until golden.

Pretty Pink Apples in Red Hot Syrup

About 20 good-sized apples

1 c. red hots candies
2 c. sugar
1 tsp ginger
3 c. apple juice
1 1/2 c. white vinegar
2/3 c. corn syrup

Core, peel and slice apples. Place in boiling water for 1 minute. Set aside and keep hot. Heat remaining ingredients until red hots melt (seems to be about the same time it reaches a boil).  Fill hot sterilized jars with apples and top with syrup until it is almost full. Run a knife down the side to remove air bubbles. Add more apples and syrup until full. Process 15 minutes for pints and 25 minutes for quarts.  I ended up with 8 pints of apples (although it was in varying sized jars).

I've always wanted to try a red hots syrup since it's a 1950s recipe and I love vintage recipes.  I was not disappointed!  I altered the recipe quite a bit to be yummier, but used the basic idea.  These would make fabulous gifts!


Arya said...

Love it!! Your jars look soooo pretty!!

Garden of Egan said...

You have been busy!

Helen Deeds said...

Thanks for posting the pie filling recipe!

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Tonya said...

This is probably a dumb question: What would you make with the Red Hot Apples? I want to make it just not to sure what to do with them after I do.


Melissa said...

I know it sounds crazy but I have done this pie filling recipe with zucchini. I just peeled it, cut it lengthwise scooped out the seeds then sliced it. It even looks like apple slices. If you are low on fruit....just an idea :)

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Sasha540 said...

How long with the feelings stay good for in the jars and can u freeze them and if so how long in freezer

The American Homemaker said...

We eat the red hot apples right out of the jar like you'd eat canned peaches or pears.

They're also good warmed up and topped with whipped cream or ice cream :)

Sharon Manning said...

With pears in season could you use pears instead of apples? If not do you have any recipes for pears? I have already made pear halves and pear preserves. Would like a pear pie filling recipe.

High Lonesome said...

Is this done in a water bath or pressure canned?

Beth said...

You are my new best friend! Thank you for sharing your love of canning!

Debbi Winham said...

I want to make the Apple Pie Filling, but noticed that your recipe is for one quart. I would like to make at least 4 quarts at a time. Can I quadruple the recipe and have it come out the same? I know some recipes you can't

The American Homemaker said...

You can adapt it for however many quarts you need. Last week I did 14 quarts and just got out my calculator to do the math... the recipe is perfect because you can make it as big or small as you like.

Berly said...

I made the apple crisp tonight and my husband and I loved it. Thanks so much for the recipe. I also would like to know are there any other recipes for the cinnamon apples?