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With Thanksgiving on the way, it is definitely time to be ready for pie season. By now, you know my love for pies and the love that goes into making them. We have posted a lot of pie recipes here. I gave you my Apple Pie Filling recipe on this post. I often make enough pie filling for just the number of pies that I am going to make. But, it is great to be able to can filling in advance and save myself some time when Thanksgiving actually arrives!
Lindsey was able to get a big box, or bushel of apples for a really good price. I split the cost with her and decided to make pie filling and also another easy beautiful way of canning apples with my half. Cinnamon Apple Rings! So, today, I am going to share both recipes with you.
When processing a large amount of apples, one of the greatest tools ever is the spiral cutting peeler/corer. Obviously, mine is old, as you can see. But, here are a couple of options.
This gadget makes it so much faster to peel and slice your apples. The slices come out in round rings, so for the pie filling application, I just slice the entire stack in half after it is spiralized, and throw the slices into the pot.
I like to make nice deep dish 9" pies, so I usually use 1 and 1/2 jars to fill a pie. So, 3 jars will make 2 pies. For an 8" pie, 1 jar is enough.
The 2nd thing I did with the apples is both beautiful and delicious. You use cinnamon red hot candies in the syrup to make cinnamon apple slices. When they are all finished, they look so beautiful in the jar!
I still use the apple spiralizer, but this time I only cut through one side of the stack of rings in order to have pretty rings in the jars. Here is how you make them!
Have I mentioned what a great feeling it is to can? Now I feel a little bit closer to being prepared for the holidays and it is such a great feeling to have this food in my pantry.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!