Monday, November 22, 2010

Making Apple Pie Filling.....

My girlfriend and her hubby were sweet enough to bring me two boxes of mixed apple varieties to make some yummy pie filling. I had never made or canned pie filling before and I was shocked at how super easy it was!

Since I feeling a bit unsure of the whole process....I made Jenny come over and bring her boxes of apples and we made a triple batch's always more fun that way anyway, right? I think so!
Once we cored, peeled, and sliced the apples (with one of those handy Pampered Chef tools) we were ready for yummy syrup! I was really easy to measure up and make. Here is the recipe:
Peel, Core, and Slice apples into quart jars, cover with syrup
*Be sure to leave head space (@ one inch)
*Burp the jars (run a knife along the inside edge of the jar to get the bubbles out)
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup corn starch
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
10 cups of water
Cook syrup until thick and bubbly-stir often. When syrup in ready add 3  TBSP of lemon juice.
Pour the hot syrup over the apples, burp, and seal jars.
Process 20 minutes in a hot water bath, or pressure can @ 5 lbs. pressure for 20 minutes.
Note: I did the hot water bath option. I heated up my lids before putting the ring on and then found that 30 minutes was the magic number for my stove.
Amount of syrup makes 7 Quarts.
One jar is enough for one large apple pie.
Don't they look so pretty all canned up!!
I made the best EVER apple crisp with this pie filling yesterday!!!! (I had a couple cans that didn't seal for some reason.....good excuse to use them!) I made my crisp topping with granola instead of oatmeal for the first time...WOW!! My hubby said I have to make it with granola every time from now on!
Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam
Pour two of the quarts containers into the pan
1 1/2 cup of granola
1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of any nut you pick (optional)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup of cold butter
Combine all the ingredients and cut in the butter, the mix should then be crumbly
I cooked it @ 375 for 20-30 min. until bubbly


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