Tuesday, March 24, 2009


It is just so beautiful! This past weekend I made apple butter and when I went to put it away I realized I only had single jars left of a few items I canned previously. This meant it was time to photograph all my canning accomplishments together. Here on Flickr each jar's contents is noted.

A little about my apple butter experience... this is the recipe I sort of used. I say sort of because like most of the other users I did end up reducing the butter for 24 hours in the crock pot, instead of the 8-10 it suggests.

I pureed all of my apples and filled the crockpot (5-6 quart). This was good because I got 13 - 8 ounce jars out of one crockpot batch, but bad because it did boil over in the night. So I had a sticky mess to clean up, but after that is was smooth sailing.

In fact I let it on high for 1 hour, then low for 20 hours, and high again for 3 hours. I used 2 and 3/4 cup sugar and did the spices to taste. I really liked that I could add spices let it cook and then adjust them to my taste, very handy.

At this altitude jars have to be processed 15 minutes extra, but it worked and all my jars sealed perfectly. I just love hearing the popping sound as they cool.

Also, a little shout out to my neighbor for the jars, thanks again.

What have you all been cooking lately?

1 comment:

  1. The jars are so pretty! I don't know how you do it! Cooking & crafting! I barely have time for all the beading I want to do, so pretty much gave up on cooking altogther. LOL


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