I’ll spare you the details of the processing, but today might be a record canning day at high hopes! The girls spent about three hours peeling apples, and we had some bags of apples in the freezer from earlier maturing trees. We made nine canner’s worth of applesauce. Apples take a while to cook into sauce, so nine batches is a good day’s output.
You’ll notice that the applesauce is red – we had a bunch of frozen strawberries, frozen cherries, and plenty of raspberries. So, the applesauce is mixed with those fruits – it is tasty! The total put up for the day is 28 quart jars, 35 pint jars, and 32 1/2 pint jars which are great for lunches. All in all, it’s the equivalent of about 53 quarts of applesauce. Fortunately (or unfortunately), there are still lots of apples left on the trees!