Hullo! Sandy Bear here. A few weeks back we made apple sauce out of all the apples that we had received from friends. It was a LOT of apples.
There was a lot of peeling and coring... and then we ended up making 4 big stock pots full of apples. Each pot cooked down to mm-mmm-good apple sauce. Just some cinnamon added.
In the past, we've put the apple/pear sauce in ziploc bags and frozen it but... that takes up a lot of freezer space.
So this time... we are going to can them using the water-bath canner.
And a lot of one litre (quart?) and 1/2 litre (pint?) jars.
Yum!!! We are going to have apple sauce for the whole winter!
It tastes really good in plain Greek yogurt. Mind you... making apple sauce can be dangerous. Which is why I supervise from the distant sidelines.
When the apple sauce is burping away, sometime it's spits out bits of sauce. If that lands on your inner forearm (like it did with Mama), it burns quite quickly. This is the day after. It made a nice blister. (Mama says it's healing fine...) Can you imagine if some hot apple sauce landed on my fur??? I might be scarred for life!
Anyhow... be careful out there fellow stuffies!