Last week, I picked up my order of 80 pounds of "juice quality" apples from the Azure Standard route. I love apples for $.50/lb. What to do with all these fresh goodness?
I prefer to can with Myle, but I wanted to cut down on the four crates of apples hogging the counter space in my kitchen, so...
|8 pounds, still cutting|
|half done cutting!|
I made apple juice. 24 pounds of apples and a chunk of finger later, I have three beautiful quarts of juice. Do you know what I REALLY want to know? Why, even when I follow a canning recipe precisely, I have significantly less yield than expected. This time, I should have had 6 quarts and only have 3. What am I doing wrong?
|Isn't it beautiful? (Ignore the dirt... there's a pile of tomatoes from the the garden just out of sight!)|
|Apple leather in progress.|
With 56 pounds in my basement, I see lots of applesauce in my future, and I might even branch out and try apple pie filling or some other tasty variation.