Friday, February 22, 2013

Canned Apple Pie Filling

I still had some apples left from when I bought all those on sale at Aldi's that I knew I was going to have to do something with soon or I was going to lose them.
Mom has already made enough crock pot apple butter to supply us through a Zombie apocalypse, and I thought I'd made us enough applesauce considering only two of us really eat it.  Although, as it turned out, I probably should have just made applesauce anyway.

The main reason I still had these apples and hadn't done anything with them yet was because I couldn't make up my mind to make apple pie filling. I really wanted to, but on the other hand, since we're wheat-intolerant, we don't really eat pie (unless we want to suffer).

But oh well, I made up mind to make the apple pie filling. Even though I'll probably end up giving it away like I did the apple pie moonshine I made before Christmas.

I found an easy-looking recipe at Little House in the Suburbs.

So I spent several hours peeling, coring, and slicing apples.
I was taking breaks to give my hands a rest, warm them up, and fix the guys something to eat, so I kept the apple slices in a sink of cold water, thinking I had read that that would keep them from turning brown.

Maybe it did, but it also turned them soggy. Some of the apples, the Red Delicious, were already soft, and pretty much turned to mush.

I used my new/old Enamelware pot I found at the Goodwill for ONE DOLLAR and TWENTY ONE CENTS the other day to mix up the syrupy mixture.

I boiled my jars and then packed them with apples...and mush. Then I poured in the syrupy mixture, using a butter knife to mix up the apples and mixture.
No pictures of all that because I made the biggest mess you ever saw!

But they turned out looking not too bad, I don't think. I'm sure it would have been better with more, firmer/crisper apples. Hopefully it tastes okay anyway.


Anonymous said...

you could use the filling for Apple crisp or to put on pancakes..

Melissa said...

This is true! Ahh, one of these days I guess I'm going to have to break down and start using gluten-free flour(s) and crusts and such, so we can enjoy such things again.

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