Apples and Pears and Pears and Apples and ...

| 10/3/2014 8:28:00 AM

Tags: Pear Butter, Apple Butter, Bartlett Pears, Starking Delicious Pears, Dried Apples, Dried Pears, Crock Pot, Excalibur Dehydrator, Compost, Apple Peeler, Mary Conley,

Mary ConleyDear friends,

We've been living and breathing apples and pears at our house. It started out with the apples. In the morning we canned a batch of applesauce and cleaned up the mess; in the evening, we filled the nine shelves of our Excalibur dehydrator full of yellow delicious apple slices and cleaned up the mess. The following morning we retrieved and bagged the dried apples and started all over again. We are not complaining, but for a while, there didn't seem to be an end in sight. 

peeling apples 

Larry ran the apple peeler/slicer/corer. What a nifty timesaving apparatus!

sliced for canning

Our golden delicious apples had spots that mostly came off with the peels. My job was to check to make sure, slice through the middle, and add them to the pineapple/water mixture. They made excellent dried apples.


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