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Canning, Freezing and Drying: My 1st Apple Butter

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Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8661855

Haven't canned in ages, but since my Anna apple was so fruitful this year, I made apple butter last night. Am going to make applesauce today.

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Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2011
11:46 AM

Post #8696019

Wow, you are so lucky to have wonderful fruit trees. Great job on preserving the harvest! It's alot of work but sure beats having to buy something at the grocery that doesn't taste anywhere near as good! Janet
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8696024

Wound up with 7 1/2 pints of apple butter and 7 1/2 pints of applesauce. Strawberries were on sale for 77 cents/lb, so made 5 pints of strawberry jam. Also made 5 pints of peach preserves, as peaches were on sale for 43 cents/lb.
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8703142

We have an over abundance of apples on our trees this year, I think I am just going to give them away. I canned apple pie filling last year, and apple butter the year before, still have some apple butter that's 5 years old. how long does that stuff last anyways. lol

did spiced apples last year also. I'm about all appled out.

yours look awesome. We don't eat too much jelly or spreads or things like that unfortunately, but I do love to make it , specially when you have an abundance of the fruit. I have 7 pear trees out there also and will be giving all those away too. shame you don't live close to me, you could come and pick them when their all ready.
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8703250

kathy_ann, do you have a food bank near you? If so, I know they would appreciate the fresh fruit and may even have volunteers who will come and harvest it for you.
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

July 20, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8703263

I'm not sure about that. I have no problems finding folks to give it to though

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