Canned Apple Pie Filling


| 12/17/2013 9:58:00 AM


Erin SheehanI have written about the 25 pounds of apples we gleaned from abandoned local apple trees. Because we have no real root cellar or good cold storage, our next step was to figure out how to preserve them.

I looked through Grandma’s 1931 Successful Farming Cookbook and through all of her handwritten and clipped out recipes. The only recipe I could find that uses a lot of apples was one for apple pickles. I’ll make pumpkin pickles and even beet pickles, but I have to draw the line somewhere: I am not pickling apples! I made apple bread but still had plenty of apples left over.

Homemade apple bread

I searched online to find a way to can apples and came across a canned apple pie filling recipe. Making it turned into a learning experience and was a good reminder that I’m still learning how to can. … If you have extra apples and want to give it a try, I’ll explain the process I used, including the pitfalls.

Canned Apple Pie Filling 



3 1/2 cups white sugar



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