|I don't remove all the peel. I don't mind a bit in my apple sauce|
|Sitting in a lemon juice and water bath waiting for the rest to be done.|
I sterilized eight eight ounce jars along with their lids and rings in the large canning pot I borrowed from my Mom.
|Sterilized and waiting for applely goodness|
Out came the potato masher and I broke them up. I left them a bit chunky because I like it that way. They were sweet enough and as I use apple sauce for a few different things, like baking, I usually don't sweeten it. I did spice it with about a tablespoon of cinnamon and a half teaspoon each of nutmeg and clove. I was able to fill all eight jars, leaving a half inch of space at the top, plus an eight ounce jar and a small container that I popped in the fridge.
I know it's not sewing, but it is part of the whole getting back to hand made thing. My sewing will start up again soon. I have had some issues with my and my families health, plus several commission jobs that has set back my corset project. I also need to make a new cloak for this coming weekend.
So, I hope you liked my little canning story. There is more to come. I'm going to try to make apple pie filling, apple butter and if I can get more apples, apple jam.