Thursday, September 13, 2012

Getting back to normal

Had a wonderful trip to LA area for our son's wedding.  Loved his new in law's and brought home the brides twin sister and having fun with her also.  Still got lots to do but the dust will settle soon.

My friend Sylvia at Christian Homemakers gave me a great recipe for Apple Pie Filling that was gluten free.  It's so amazing!   Here is her site and she has a wealth of info for all to go through.  Hope you will go visit her site when you have time!

Apple Pie Filling
10 pounds tart apples – peeled, cored and sliced
5 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup Clear jel
1 T. cinnamon
2-1/2 cups cold water
5 cups apple juice OR use water, its up to you.
1 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup bottled lemon juice
In this recipe you first want to boil your apple slices. This cooks the apples and keeps them from shrinking so much once they are cooked in the canner, and from making your jars look like they are missing some apples.
So bring a large kettle of water to a boil. Add about 1 quart of apple slices at a time and bring the water back to a boil. strain the apple slices out of the boiling water and add the next batch of apple slices. Keep the boiled apples covered while you are boiling the rest of them.
Once you’re done, you can empty out the water because you will need the kettle.
In your large kettle, preferably heavy-bottomed, add the sugar, Clear-Jel, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add the apple juice or water and stir. Turn up the heat and cook the mixture until it is thick, bubbly and smooth. Turn off heat.
Add the apple slices and lemon juice. Stir.
Fill hot jars 3/4 full of apples and syrup. Top of each jar with syrup to within 1 inch of the rim of the jars.
Run a plastic or rubber spatula around the inside of the jars to release air bubbles.
Clean off the rims with a clean, wet cloth.
Add lids and rings.
Water bath the jars for 25 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to sit on a dishcloth on the cabinet. Allow the jars to remain undisturbed over night.
Makes 6 or 7 quarts.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


1 comment:

  1. I forgot to tell you that you can remove the nutmeg and use this recipe to make peach pie filling also.

    I've got 13 quarts and 1 pint jar of apple pie filling done so far and it is so very yummy!

    Hope you enjoy this recipe!