Tomato & Vegetable Recipes & Canning ideas
Place one cup warm water in a large bowl. Stir in salt until dissolved. Add remaining water cold. Peel and slice apples (can leave skin on them if desired). Place each slice in salt water as you go along. When done with all apples, stir water a bit to make sure all have been submerged. Drain in a colander. Place immediately in freezer bags, label, and freeze.
CROCK POT APPLE BUTTER 3 lb. apples, 3 cups sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp allspice & cloves, dash of salt, 3/4 cup water or fresh apple cider. Fill crockpot 3/4 full with peeled/cored/sliced apples. Add rest of ingreds, stir, cover, cook on low overnight. Store in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Freeze for longer storage. To can the apple butter, pack into hot jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Canning your own Pear Sauce in a water bath.... I LOVE getting fruits for free and then put them up for my family to enjoy all year long. I can almost always find FREE APPLE AND PEARS... you just have to be on the look out since many people who have trees do not care to use the fruit themselves. IF YOU DON'T CAN YOU CAN ALSO FREEZE THIS