Last Sunday, Justin and I went to the farm to pick some apples. Justin picked up apples off the ground and fed them to the horses. My Dad lifted my Mom and I up in the bucket part of the loader to pick apples up high in the tree. It seemed like the biggest apples were toward the top of the tree. I took home a 5-gallon bucket of apples to turn into something.
|This bucket was full of apples when I started.|
|All the apples peeled and sliced in the roaster.|
This morning after cooking my apples for 24 hours, I pureed them with a hand-held blender. I don't like chunks in my applesauce. Last, I put the applesauce in jars and then canned them in a hot-water bath for 20 minutes. The result was 10 pints of homemade applesauce. Now let's hope all the jars seal.
Next, I think I will make apple butter or pie filling. Maybe tomorrow after school we can go pick another big bucket of apples. Also, I did make a apple crisp with my apples.