Last week I took a trip up to Paradise to visit Noble Orchard. It was fantastic! They had many varieties of apples and I could buy by the bushel. I took home two bushels (one gala and one jonathon) of apples, a bag of fujis, and some cider. I also got a few of each kind of apple to try at home. When I got home I was very excited to start canning!
I used both bushels to make applesauce. I combine the sweet and tart apples together to make a nice sauce without having to add sugar or anything else! First I take out the stems of the apples and then I cook them in a pot. They end up looking like this:
Then I put them through my awesome strainer. It separates the skins and seeds from the applesauce.
I made quite a mess, and John loved it! He's got a bunch of apple juice all over him!
I then put the applesauce in jars and sealed the lids with a steam canner. I ended up with 29 jars of applesauce. My kids are loving it!!