Friday, October 16, 2009

Apple Pie in a Jar

Somehow I managed to set aside some time today to make the Apple Pie in a Jar which I plan to give as gifts this holiday season. (Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.) I like this recipe - not just because it tastes just like apple pie, but also because I get to use a lot of my kitchen gizmos which normally just sit in the cupboard. Things like - my hand held juicer:
and my little chopper:
I also decided to use the fancy little jars I'd purchased from Kitchen Arts after the canning demo - they are darling and will make very cute gifts. The one-piece lids are a little strange to me. The instructions state to keep the jars in the water after processing and let it cool, then remove the jars. 9 of the 11 jars sealed properly, but 2 did not. Referring again to the instructions, they were reprocessed and are currently cooling. Hopefully they worked. I suppose if I can't get it to work properly, I can always use paraffin and then just put the lids on without processing. But, aren't they cute?
The farm share is almost done; just 2 more weeks. We loved it so much we've already sent in our money for next year. I'll leave you today with a photo of most of this weeks's share (minus the apples, escarole, and onions):

4 comments:

  1. we're finishing up tomatoes and our next one will be the apples.
    Two things we will be doing is applesauce and apple butter.
    If I got some left I'll do apple pie filling.

    Coffee is on.

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  2. Hey, peppylady! You have been even busier than me! On your blog you mention doing pear butter in the oven - what do you do? I've only ever made apple butter on the stove and it took hours.

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  3. This looks so good! I'm going to try it.
    Juicers

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