Canning apples is very similar to canning peaches. It doesn't take a whole lot of time and honestly, the worst part is peeling and coring the apples. If you're like me and haven't invested in apple cutting gear, you will have to cut, peel and core by hand, but the end result is fantastic!
I N G R E D I E N T S
- Granny Smith apples (or whatever apples are in season)
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- Fruit Fresh from Ball
- 3 Cups Sugar
- 6 Cups Water
S T E P S
1. Begin Peeling, coring and slicing the apples. Lay the slices out on a cutting board or long pan and sprinkle the Fresh Fruit powder from Ball over the slices.
2. Begin to fill your jars with the apple slices.
3. Heat up your stove top and begin mixing the sugar, water and lemon juice in a pot until completely combined. Once it is combined, begin pouring the liquid into the jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
4. Run the metal lids under hot water and begin placing the lids and rings on the jars.
5. Fill your water bath canner half way with water and begin placing your jars in it.
6. Once the water is boiling, start the timer and set it for 20 minutes. Once time is up, let the canner cool off then remove the jars and allow them to cool and seal over night. You can tell a jar has been sealed by pressing down on the lid, if it doesn't move it is sealed but if it does move down, it hasn't been sealed.
I'm already brainstorming the possibilities of what I can make with these apples! Enjoy.