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How to Can Apple Pie Filling with Simply Canning

SimplyCanning LogoSimply Canning, is a great resource for information on canning safety, recipes, canning tips and how to’s.  The articles are easy to read and understand, The information is valid for a newbie & veteran canners.   If you haven’t checked it out, yet…you should!

Sharon Peterson, the woman behind Simply Canning, is sharing her Apple Pie Filling recipe with us today (see below). Sharon began her canning journey for the same reason many of us have; gardening and home preserving food proved to be a great way to provide nutritious, simple, delicious meals and providSharon-Resizedes an alternative to the many preservative laden commercial products found on the shelf of the local mega markets.

If you can’t find what you need on her website, you can purchase Sharon’s book, Simply Canning. The book will lead you step by step through the most important safety information for both pressure canning and water bath canning. In addition to her books, Sharon also offers a self paced video course designed to teach you what you need to know for safe home canning.

 

Apple Pie Filling

Canned Apple Pie Filling Orchard Road Jars

Gather your canning supplies

Ingredients

  • apples – enough for 6 quarts sliced
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup clear jel
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 10 cups water
  • 3T lemon Juice

Canning Procedure

Peel, core and slice your apples. This is where the apple, peeler, corer, slicer may come in handy. It will cut your prep time in half. However keep in mind that it does slice your apples very thin.  I like thicker slices when I am canning apple pie filling.

  • For canning apples pie filling or other sliced apple canning, I’ve always recommend using an apple peeler corer slicer. But I have noticed that with the slices so thin the apples tend to get very soft after processing. You may want your pieces to be a bit thicker than the slicer will make. I still highly recommend the slicer. It is an incredible time saver, but using a knife the old fashioned way may just suit your needs better.
  • If you use an apple peeler, see instructions on that came with it. If you do not have one just prepare your apples with a knife.
     

If you will raw pack your jars keep your peeled sliced apples in a light syrup or water with some ascorbic acid. (Also called – Fresh Fruit Preserver from Mrs. Wages). This will keep your apples from browning while you make your syrup.

To make a light syrup simply heat water and sugar in a sauce pan until sugar dissolves – 2 cups sugar to 1-quart water

Make your thickener or syrup

  1. To make your thickener or syrup. Combine sugar, clear jel, cinnamon, lemon juice and nutmeg.
  2. Stir into 10 cups water in a large stock pot. Heat and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  3. If you use Clear Jel be sure you purchase the non-instant or regular type. Click here for more information. Click here for more information on Clear Jel
  4. If you have not used clear jel…. I HIGHLY recommend it.
  5. I used to list the directions for flour and or cornstarch as your thickener… but it is not recommended and Clear Jel is so much better.

Raw Pack or Hot Pack?

There are two ways to fill your jars. Raw or Cold Pack and Hot Pack.  I recommend a hot pack.  Read through both methods below and decide what you think will work best for you.

Raw Pack Apple Pie Filling

  1. Peel and slice enough apples for one jar at a time. Fill the jars with the apples and then pour hot syrup over the apples.
  2. This can be tricky if your syrup thickened a lot. You will need to be sure and use a thin spatula to remove air bubbles and be sure the syrup fills the jar. If it has thickened a lot it will not want to flow down between the apples very well.
  3. Leave a 1 inch head space. Wipe the rims clean, remove any air bubbles and place your lids.

Hot Pack Apple Pie Filling

  

When I am canning apple pie filling I prefer to hot pack. A hot pack seems easier and less messy, sticky. Here’s how to hot pack.

  1. Peel core and slice apples into a large pot with hot water. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Drain.
  2. Gently combine apples and thickened syrup.
  3. Have you ever been canning apple pie filling and ended up short on fruit with lots of syrup left over? In order to avoid this, add most of your syrup to the apples, but don’t just dump it all in. Reserve some and gently stir, adding more as needed. This way you will use only as much as needed to cover the apples.
  4. You will have a nice filling with mostly apples and not too much thickened syrup. If needed you can always top off your jars with the extra syrup.
  5. Fill jars with filling, remove air bubbles. Leave a 1 inch head space.

Processing

Wipe the rims clean, remove any air bubbles and place your lids. Process apple pie filling in quart jars for 25 minutes. For more details on processing follow water bath canning instructions.

If you’d like to enjoy more Apple options in your pantry, try your hand at these: Chunky Spiced Applesauce (with no added sugar!)
Crockpot Apple Butter (with and without the peels). Or check out our post 10 Ways to Preserve Apples.

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288 Comments
  1. Avatar
    DB Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce and freezing peeled/sliced apples.

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      Cody Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Applesauce and Ready to eat Fried Apples

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      YVONNE Posted October 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      I love the apple pie recipe and have been using clear jel for a long time and love it!

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    Khali Anderson Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    We eat a lot of applesauce in our house, so that is definitely my favorite way to preserve apples!

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      Ann Carpenter Posted October 15, 2016 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      mine 2

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    Georgann Ganas Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I mostly do applesauce.

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    Bonnie Wickizer Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Have you tried the Orchard Road lids? I bought a BUNCH of them from Fillmore this summer. They did great in the hot water bath but every time I tried using them in a pressure canner, they buckled. EVERY ONE – EVERY TIME. I pressure can hundreds of jars a year & those and WalMart’s generic ones are the only ones that have ever buckled….

    • Lisa Reinhart
      Fillmore Container Posted October 12, 2016 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bonnie, We haven’t heard of other issues, but it’s quite possible that if the lid is a little more flexible, the finger-tightening factor may need to be dialed back a little. The buckling is almost always a result of venting being inhibited. I’d encourage you to pass your findings along to the manufacturer, as I know they’d want to have your feedback!

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      Barb6110 Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

      I actually had a Ball lid buckle on my when I canned chicken stock last week. Pressure canned. First “failed” seal I’ve had in my short (3 attempts) canning career.

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        Frank W. Cope Jr. Posted October 18, 2016 at 11:17 am | Permalink

        You put your lid on to tight.

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    Amary Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    pie filling

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    Mickey Louth Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I make a fruit leather with my apples that my kids and grandkids love! I change up flavors all the time depending on what I have on hand, but they enjoy the variety. Pie filling was on my list to try this year if my apples aren’t too wormy πŸ™‚

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    Jonathan Posted October 12, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    My family goes through a lot of applesauce and apple butter.

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    DebbieKL Posted October 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce! I’m going to try an apple/pear jam soon though.

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    Michele Posted October 12, 2016 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I like to can them as pie filling. Always looking for a new recipe.

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    Sara Carpenter Posted October 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Into jams and jellys

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    teresa roh Posted October 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    cant wait to win!!

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    Lydia Ruddy Posted October 12, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I am a huge fan of apple butter and apple sauce. We don’t eat a lot of pie around here, so not much filling. I have been playing with dehydrated apples and apple chips too.

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    SharonF Posted October 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie filling is the one I use the most of. We don’t eat as much apple butter these days, but love to smell it cooking.

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    Cindy Posted October 12, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Canned applesauce and dehydrated apple slices. I cant wait to try this apple pie filling!!!!

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    Lisa C. Posted October 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Sandra Richardson Posted October 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I can the pie fill. Chinky applesauce, apple butter and I dey apples for fried pies.

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    eyvonne M Posted October 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie jam πŸ™‚

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    Chris K Posted October 12, 2016 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Freezing apple slices and caramel apple jam.

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    Heather Posted October 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter with vanilla bean seeds or spices.

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    Stacey Posted October 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    This is going to be my new favorite way to preserve apples!

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    Karen Beal Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I have only ever tried preserving apples as applesauce and apple butter, but of those two applesauce is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amanda Posted October 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    In my family, we always freeze or dry them. I would love to try canning them.

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    Gertrude Ezell Posted October 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I love dehydrated apples for oatmeal and my Mom’s Applesauce! Thank you!

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    Laura Posted October 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    I have only dried apples before, but now I want to try pie filling!

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    bill spencer Posted October 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Love this article. Have saved to my favorites. Perfect timing for my apple harvest. Great giveaway. Could really use it.

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      bill spencer Posted October 12, 2016 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Applebutter!

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    Linda Quigley Posted October 12, 2016 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Apple sauce and dehydrated apples and fruit leather are my favorite ways to preserve Apples

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    Elizabeth A. Snead Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    I’ve frozen apple pie filling.

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    Tara Wohlenhaus Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    I like to make chunky applesauce.

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    Jake Posted October 13, 2016 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I havn’t started canning yet,do enjoy helping my cousin make jelly though.

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    Stephanie Thurow Posted October 13, 2016 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I like to make jam with apples.. cranberry apple is a fav!

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    Susan Webb Posted October 13, 2016 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I make applesauce; Made apple pie filling last season. This year I’d like to make Cinnamon Apple Slices in wide mouth jars but I’m running out of jars! Our family makes apple cider together but I don’t know if I can can it in jars?

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    carolyn m holman Posted October 13, 2016 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I love to can hot cinnamon candy applesauce and apple pie filling!!!

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    Amanda D Posted October 13, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    The best way to get my boys to get more fruits in thru the winter is dehydrated apple chips. They like applesauce and jellies, but we haven’t been to any U-pick orchards.

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    Robin Thompson Posted October 13, 2016 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Apple jam

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    Jo-Ann Mon Posted October 13, 2016 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    These items would be wonderful to add to all my canning supplies!

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    Patti Posted October 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I love making applesauce and my favorite apple is Mutsu

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    Alli Posted October 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I Love applebutter

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    Donna Zack Posted October 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I made apple butter and it turned out great. And I canned slices in simple syrup for making different things without having to have just pie filling.

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    Deborah Posted October 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    I like to dehydrate apples, seal them in glass jars , and use them to make hand pies.

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    Tess Vowels Posted October 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    crockpot apple butter

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    Melissa Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    freezer/dehydrating

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    Casandra Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Caramel Apple Pie Filling

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    Miranda Posted October 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I love making applesauce and apple butter

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    Elizabeth B. Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to finally putting all the clear jel to use that I bought earlier this year.

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    Pam Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Most often it’s applesauce but also love apple pie filling. Apple pie is probably my favorite dessert.

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    Lynn Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Love apple butter & applesauce.

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    sarah Posted October 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I love applesauce!

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    Teresa Posted October 13, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I like making and canning apple butter and apple sauce and slicing and freezing some for pies.

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    Joann Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Apple Pie! Although I think I’m going to try caramel apple pie filling this year

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    Peggy Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Apple sauce,apple butter. Some pie filling.

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    Christina Posted October 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Mostly applesauce. I have a few varities I rotate.

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    Jackie Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Apple preserves, applesauce mixed with other fruits!

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    Nancy Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I have not yet preserved apples.

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    Kathy Goodin Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I like making apple butter

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    Russell Moore Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is apple butter, but I have made jelly and applesauce too. It’s all good.

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    Savannagal Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never preserved apples. I would love to learn.

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    Natalie Vandenberghe Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never preserved apples before. My husband dries apples and I like applesauce.

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    Paula Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Love to make apple pie filling with Clear Jel and apple butter

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    Carol Hughes Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    apple butter since my family begs for it.

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    Robin Chesser Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    As applesauce, it’s the only way I know how to keep apples.

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    Tangela Brown Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I love apple butter!

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    Daryle in VT Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been canning pie fillings, strawberry, rhubarb and apple for some time now. I also like dehydration as a way to keep apples longer … they still seem to disappear fast.

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    Michelle C Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter and applesauce are standard yearly preserves in this house!

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    Angela Brown Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I love making and canning applesauce!

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    Rebecca Speck Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    I love canning sauce for my 4 kids. Also the sauce makes great fruit leathers in a dehydrator

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    Amy Barker Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Apple Pie Jam!

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    Kristin McCall Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I love drying my apples for storage so in the winter I can make homemade fried apple pies.

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    Stephanie Posted October 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of apple jam and applesauce, but I am going to have to try out this apple pie filling too!

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    Michelle Proper Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie filling and Caramel Apple Jam are my faves πŸ™‚

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    Tammy Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce – hands down favorite at our house.

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    carol clark Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    love making apple butter i mean i stock up on it

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    Jane Tanner Harris Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I love Simply Canning & Fillmore Container.

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    Elane H Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I like to make crockpot apple butter…

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    Flynn Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter…always apple butter.

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    Marcella Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I make apple butter every fall and give it away as gifts the next holiday season! It’s so much better when it’s been sitting for a year. Like fine wine, flavors intensify and any acid levels mellow.

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    Sue Malick Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce, definitely applesauce. And of course pickles!

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    Donna Cameron Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Love apple pie, especially this time of year. Can’t wait to try the recepi!

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    Heather Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I love sliced apples for pie filling and dried apples.

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    Claudia Carriere Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Love making different types of applesauce!! Regular applesauce, cinnamon applesauce, raspberry applesauce, pear applesauce, cherry applesauce, blackberry applesauce, blueberry applesauce, cranberry applesauce and peach applesauce! I love applesauce!! πŸ™‚

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    Beth v Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Mostly applesauce. Sometimes frozen in slices. Want to try dehydrating.

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    Julie Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    My daughter won’t touch store-bought applesauce anymore, so it’s applesauce all the way in our house!

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    Sue D Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I like to can applesauce.

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    Nora Turner Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    We can basic apple slices in light syrup, and then use them for everything. Next is apple jelly with the peels and cores, then applesauce with the leavings from jelly. Finally we make vinegar with what’s left!

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    Melinda Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been canning for a couple of years now and I never thought of using a thickening agent in my apples. Lol every year my spiced apple slices absorb all the liquid they’re packed in and I tery sometime different to prevent it, but a thickener never crossed my mind. Thanks for the idea!

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    Sarah Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Apple chutney and apple butter!

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    Donna B Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see contests for items that are actually useful. Thanks for running these. One can never have too many canning jars — there are always inspiring things to try.

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    Lori Benton Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I love dried apple rings the most, but we have also canned a lot of applesauce and even some pie filling yhis year!

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    Stephanie Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter! I think I could live on good toast and apple butter!

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    kathleen anita vivia Posted October 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    apple butter!

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    Buffy Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce!

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    Tammy B. Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Apple Butter!

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    Susan Jaisle Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I am new to canning so I haven’t tried canning anything yet. But very excited to start!

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    Marian Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Various flavors of Apple butter

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    keith james Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I “sun dry” apples every season.

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    Rust Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite way is applesauce.

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    Mark Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I used a packaged product to make apple pie filling for the first time this year and it is HORRIBLE! I am happy to get your information on making pie filling.

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    Erin R. Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I have made apple butter and apple pie jam before, but we usually end up eating all our apples!

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    Carol Volkmann Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win these jars, funnel, the recipe book and the video. I already can but want to teach my Granddaughter how to can properly. I love the look of the jars your company has.

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    Pamela Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Making Apple Butter and variations such as with Rosemary or with Pears

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    Susan Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Jonquil Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    The most popular way in my household to preserve apples is in applesauce.

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    mandy Posted October 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    We’re big on applesauce around here. That’s what I’m doing today!

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    Tami Lewis Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter and apple sauce of course!

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    Julia Kurtz Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I love making hard cider. πŸ˜€

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    Annette Casanova Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    I had never thought of canning apple pie filling. I am interested in trying this.

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    Dawn Beck Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I love making the apple butter , apple bread to go with it , and the grand kids love the Apple chips I make with the food dehydrator..

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    sharron orcutt Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    i make applesauce, apple butter with many variations of other fruit, apple pies frozen, apple jam and jelly, and make my own pectin. would love to win this

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    Elizabeth Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    In the fridge, my husband likes to eat them plain. How boring…!

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    Sherri Marchant Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    My favorite way to preserve apples is applesauce.

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    CindyB Posted October 14, 2016 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    We dehydrate them, make juice, apple jelly, and apple butter.Applesauce as well.

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    ColleenB.~Texas Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Canning applesauce and / or apple butter.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

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    Joy Carlton Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I like to make applesauce.

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    Rachel Berger Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I love making apple butter and apple sauce every fall.

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    Jessica Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce for sure! I can never make enough!

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    Jill Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    We love to use honey crisp apples for no sugar added apple sauce. (don’t tell my family but I throw a few Cortlands and Northern Spies in there too) πŸ™‚

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    Kelly Amrein Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I am new to canning, but have done applesauce, crab apple pectin, and apple pie filling. Wanting to try apple butter next! πŸ™‚

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    gina lovejoy Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    apple sauce with chunks

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    Heather Roberts-VanS Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I love to dehydrate apples or make lots of apple sauce!

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    Deborah Rosen Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I like making/canning applesauce the best.

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    Pam R Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m still learning canning, but I did make a really nice tasting apple preserves. I haven’t ever tried pie fillings before but I will now!

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    Sharon Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Andrea Grabowski Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Love applesauce!

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    Deana Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce or Apple butter followed by apple pie! Apple anything is tops in my pantry! How about an apple pear pie canning recipe???

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    Susan Clay Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I like to can my apples sliced with just the water I blanch them in. Then I can use them to bake with later or just to eat as is!

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    Chris Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Apple Butter mostly…boyfriend can’t get enough

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    Maneesha Pradhan Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Apple strawberry jam

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    patrice Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I like to dehydrate the apple slices for snacks and to use in oatmeal and yogurt

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    Barbara Breyer Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    My mom passed away a few years back and I was lucky enough to get all of her canning supplies. I had never canned anything until I got her pots & supplies. I started watching & reading Simply Canning that I found on line. It has been one of the most fun things to learn and now I think of my mom every time I can something. Thanks so much for all the great ideas on not just canning but gardening as well.
    The only thing that got lost when I got my moms canning things was the container to put the glass gars into so I have been doing the small towel in bottom and only doing 3 at a time so they don’t touch. Works, I have been on the look out for the proper container for the glass.

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    Amy Crosby Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    We love to bottle apple sauce and also apple butter!

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    Maxine Samuelson Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    I love making unsweetened applesauce and it’s a favorite of my friends. I also use Dolgo crabapples to make crabapple butter, crabapple jelly and spiced crabapples.

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    Jessika Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I have never canned apples before so don’t have a favorite, but Iwould like to try applesauce.

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    Laura G Posted October 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I make apple sauce or freeze fruit for pies and smoothies later.

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    Tracy Wright Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie filling but I might try just plain apples if I have enough after we go to the orchard on Sunday πŸ™‚

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    Elaine Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I can applesauce and apple butter but freeze sliced apples. Thanks for the recipes and the great giveaway.

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    Lisa Crist Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for these giveaways. It give us a chance to try products we might not normally consider. It also gives us ideas for trying something new!!! Thanks,

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    kelly hanley Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Apple cinnamon filling!

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    MadPlaid Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce and apple butter. I tried the spiced apple rings from the Ball book once, but wasn’t a fan of the taste. I might try it again anyway, though.

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    Anastasha Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Love applesauce. At home we can a variety of jams, sauces, pickled cucumbers and chutney!

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    Dena Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Apple sauce, apple butter and apple pie filling. Hmm Hmm

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    Kathy Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy Canning apple butter. Delicious!

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    Marcella Focht Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Like making apple butter.

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    Kim Campbell Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Freezing and drying!

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    Janet Posted October 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I love canning chunky cinnamon applesauce and apple pie filling!

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    courtney montgomery Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce,apple butter

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    Joy Richard Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Home canned applesauce from home grown apples is my favorite way to preserve them.

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    Cyndi Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie filling and Applebutter are my two favorites!

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    Catherine Writesel Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I like freezing some for pies. I have canned them cooked and in a thickened juice for like pies or with ice cream.

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    Yafa Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the generous offer. I don’t enjoy applesauce as much as my husband does, but like apples in general.

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    Susan Broughton Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I like to freeze or make applesauce

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    Kris Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to preserving and have never tried anything with apples. This would help me!

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    Charlie Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Between apple pie, apple cake and apple sauce, we never have any left to preserve πŸ™ May just have to pick more this year

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    Elisa Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I like to make applesauce.

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    Gail Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I use a recipe similar to yours and can pie filling. It is so wonderful to make a real homemade pie in just a few minutes for a special treat

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    Beverlee Smyth Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Apple Pie filling and apple sauce!

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    Lauri Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Our favorite way for preserving apples is applesauce. My husband’s grandpa had a variety called Early Transparent. They ripened in July and made the best applesauce. They were tart and took a fair amount of sugar to sweeten, but oh so delicious!

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    Carol Johnson Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I like to can apple butter

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    Kathy Posted October 14, 2016 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I make applesauce. This year would like to try pie filling.

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    Rick Brown Posted October 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I guess I need to learn how to preserve food. The only way now is in the refrigerator or freezer. Or I guess I could just eat it.

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    Martha Waugh Posted October 14, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    I love preserving my apples as apple butter.

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    Shana Williams Posted October 14, 2016 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I have a steam juicer, so I make jelly and drinking juice.

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    Rita Sharpe Posted October 14, 2016 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce… I just put up 3 bushels worth

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    Sharon White Posted October 14, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I like to can the chunky applesauce, apple butter and apple pie filling.

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    Linda Hoover Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    I love canning applesauce and apple butter as ways to preserve apples!

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    Nancee Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Apple Pie Filling, Applesauce (especially candied), Apple Pie Jam and spiced apples.

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    Mary Posted October 15, 2016 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    I love making applesauce and apple pie filling

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    Martha Gillam Posted October 15, 2016 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    I don’t generally preserve apples. I buy as many as I think I can eat before they go bad, and make apple crisp and apple bread to speed the consumption. I have stored them in my spare fridge and made it as far as March with apples from my local orchard.

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    The Farm Wife Posted October 15, 2016 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I make Apple Peel Jelly, using the peels of the apples, after I have made applesauce, apple butter and sliced apples for pies and other goodies!

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    Dee Fedor Posted October 15, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    I have only canned unsweetened applesauce. I want to do so much more!

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    Sheri beezer Posted October 15, 2016 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Applesauce by far!

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    Paula Posted October 15, 2016 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Apple butter!

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    Jenice Posted October 15, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Love making apple sauce and apple butter but haven ever tried apple pie filling. This will be the year!

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    Brenda Williams Posted October 15, 2016 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I like canning Apple pie filling the best. The results are great.I will try this recipe. It is very similar to a recipe I found in Ball Complete Book if Home Preserving. I really like using Clear Jel, too. Perfect results every time.

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    Janice Posted October 15, 2016 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Applesauce and Pie filling.

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    One of God's Posted October 15, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    So far, my best apple-preserving success has been by dehydrating them. Thanks for this opportunity.

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    Laura Frisch Posted October 15, 2016 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I can applesauce and apple butter and pie filling

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    Diana Anshakov Posted October 15, 2016 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    I like to dry apple slices or can applesauce. Not a big pie maker myself, but love apple crisp, so freeze some apple slices, too.

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    Andrea Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the great info about canning apples.

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    Sue Hegle Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I love to make apple butter in the crock pot!

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    Teri Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    As always, looking forward to your next post! I may be a seasoned canner but I find I learn something new or interesting quite frequently here. Thank you for all your wonderful information and efforts!

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    Elizabeth Wood Posted October 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I like to cold store apples, sometimes wrapping each in shiny advertising pages of the newspaper or magazines for longer storage, to eat fresh apples for as long as I can! For applesauce, my fav is Courtland…the applesauce is pink. πŸ™‚

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    James Wagner Posted October 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    so, how do you enter the giveaway drawing? Lots of links but no links for that. -james

    • Lisa Reinhart
      Fillmore Container Posted October 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      Hello James, the giveaway widget is at the bottom of the post after the details about what’s included in the giveaway. Good luck!

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    Brunella Brunet Posted October 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win . my husband and I do a lot of canning. we just went to pick apples in September and I love to bake apple pies, therefore I jar apple pie mix. thanks for the chance.

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    Jodi Barr Posted October 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    This would be a great way to start over with supplies. When we moved, we had to give so much away. Just did not have the room in the moving truck )O:
    I love your tips and recipes on here.

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    katklaw777 Posted October 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Probably applesauce with cinnamon or apple pie spice. I usually freeze it…quicker that way!

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    sarah williams Posted October 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Canning Apple Pie filling was on my to do list this weekend. Converted to clear gel a few years ago. Your recipe uses 2x the liquid that the one I have been using does. I’ll give yours a try and see if the syrup is more manageable.

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    Linda Bick Posted October 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I usually make apple pie jam!

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    carissa Posted October 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I love to make apple butter!

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    Mary Songer Posted October 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    I love homemade applesauce so that would be my favorite way. I haven’t done any canning since I was a kid with my mother and grandmother but now that I’m retired I want to get into it.

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    Sarah Snider Posted October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Canning applesauce.

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    Cathy Posted October 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I love Fillmore and thoroughly enjoy reading your posts!

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    Rhonda Mullins Posted October 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    im just getting started so i have no canning equipment yet πŸ™ so i dont preserve anything , i uselly just buy what i need when i need it, hoping to have all my supplies to get canning by next year , money is supper tight .. winning this would sure help

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    Jeff Posted October 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Just starting to learn, no favorite way yet.

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    Melinda R. Posted October 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Definitely apple juice. I also love canning apple jelly, sauce, pie filling, and butter. Yum!

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    Valerie Posted October 15, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    I do not know how to make a apple pie filling, but I really look forward to trying to make my own now. Thank you for sharing this post with all of us. I use Fillmore Containers for a lot of my products I’m just starting to make for my business. I grow all my own herbs then dry them and store them in the jars.

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    Heidi Nelson Posted October 15, 2016 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Canning is one of my favorite things to do. Would love to try some of these recipes soon!

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    Ellen Posted October 16, 2016 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I make more applesauce than anything else. But I also love to can apple pie filling and spiced apples.

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    Cindi Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I would love to try canning Apple pie filling, what a great idea!

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    Stephanie Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I’ve never canned apples (or anything else), but I would love to learn! Apple butter and apple pie filling would top the list.

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    Teresa Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Oh yum! My grandmother used to do a ton of canning what I was little. I regret that I never really paid much attention to what she was doing or how she was doing it. I would love to start doing some canning on my own.

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    Debra White Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Where I live we don’t have many apple trees, but lots of pear trees, so we do a lot of pear preserves. But I love applesauce so I’m sure that is what I would make.

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    Debbie Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    We like applesauce and apple butter, so I always do those. My new favorite is apple pie jam- amazingly good!

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    susan Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I really like dehydrating them and either snacking on them or throwing them in granola, etc.

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    Kelly Garner Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    New to this, loving already, can’t wait to taste all the yummy food I can!!!!!

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    Amy Leach Posted October 16, 2016 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I like to can applesauce and apple butter

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    Sheila Posted October 16, 2016 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I haven’t put up apples in any form yet, but would love to try.

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    Delia Jones Posted October 16, 2016 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I mostly make applesauce. I would like to find a way to do pie filling that is non-GMO. I have organic corn starch, but I know it isn’t the same as the Clear Gel.

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    Colleen Bennett Posted October 16, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Love canning foods for out of season cooking!!!

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    Jillianeyy Posted October 16, 2016 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Picked Arkansas Blacks and Winesap at the upick yesterday. A batch of AB in dehydrator now. The rest for applesauce, apple butter, pie filling and jelly. Was going to use clearjel for my pie filling but just realized I have instant. Since I have to order it I guess I will be using cornstarch.

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    Denkay Posted October 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I refer to your blog often for canning. Info. Lots of Apple sauce and Apple pie filling this year.

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    Alicia Hewitt Posted October 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    AppleSauce!!

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    sandi Posted October 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I love to make apple butter

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    Joellyn Posted October 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Lynne Posted October 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Who can pick just one? Apple sauce, apple jelly, and apple pie filling!

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    Kenneth Fechtler Posted October 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I would like o win this. I’m still learning thing each time I can. Don’t have a pressure cooker so everything is done by water bath.

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    Dee Johnson Posted October 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I love making Apple Jelly.

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    Leah Posted October 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Chunky applesauce. Yum!

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    James Posted October 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I’ve only baked apples in the past, but this is my year to put up apple pie filling and make apple butter in the slow cooker. It’s never too late to learn new skills.

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    erlinda Posted October 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win.

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    Terrie Swanson Posted October 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce that I freeze, apple butter, and canning my apple pie filling is ways I hold on to my precious apples.

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    Debbie Warila Posted October 17, 2016 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite ways of preserving apples include making loads of applesauce and dehydrating thin apple slices.

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    Angela Lower Posted October 17, 2016 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Dehydrating and applesauce.

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    jan Posted October 17, 2016 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    appplesauce

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    Blanca Posted October 17, 2016 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Would love to can some apple pie filling!

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    Andrea Watts Posted October 17, 2016 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Freezing. I hope to can my first batch soon

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    Trina Knerr Posted October 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    My favorite way for canning apples is using my NINJA and making fresh applesauce! Hope I win!! β™‘

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    Corrine Posted October 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Dehydrate

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    Mel Posted October 18, 2016 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    I’ve actually never preserved apples. Since we discovered the Honeycrisp and Holiday varieties, they get eaten fresh too fast in our house!

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    Stacy C Posted October 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    My family loves canned apple pie filling and apple butter. I put the apple pie filling over bread pudding and bake normally. The best.

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    Karen C Posted October 18, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce and dehydrating.

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    melissa Posted October 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    i love to take cortland apples and make applesauce

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    Caroline Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I love to can low sugar cinnamon applesauce.

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    machelle Posted October 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I prefer to dehydrate my apples the most. I love that I can eat them like chips and know that it is something healthy to snack on.

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    Madge Posted October 19, 2016 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    I can apple slices in a thin syrup and also dehydrate slices.

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    Vickie Posted October 19, 2016 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Pickled apples..love them, of course apple butter and salt ce..pie filling too.
    Thanks.
    Btw..love the color of your apples..striking and rich!

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    Mary Posted October 19, 2016 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Apple butter <3

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    McLisa Posted October 19, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    My whole family loves apple butter!

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    Anita Jackson Posted October 19, 2016 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I love apple chunks in their own juices! slow cooked over a hot fire!

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    Rhonda Posted October 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce, Pear-Applesauce, and pie filling.

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    Kori Novak Posted October 20, 2016 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Would love to jump start my collection

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    Cindy Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    It’s really not my choice. 4-yo Granddaughter says we HAVE to make apple pie filling.

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    Marilyn Wilson Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    My father-in-law has apple trees and every year I like to make apple pie filling (or more of the baked apples like Cracker Barrell has). I use splenda instead of sugar so that my husband can indulge occasionally as well…we love it.

    Marilyn Wilson in MS

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    Allison Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    We have our own apple trees and love to make applesauce out of the apples!

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    Cora Posted October 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ve done applesauce, apple jelly and apple butter. I’m going to try your apple pie filling. We love turnovers and this will make them fast, easy and delicious!

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    Melissa Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce and apple butter

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    Jeri Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    If only apples lasted long enough with our 5 kids! I’d love to be able to dry some apples to put up and to make applesauce and apple pie filling.

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    ELAINE TANTON Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I HAVE NEVER CANNED APPLES BEFORE ONLY DEHYDRATED THEM. WOULD LOVE TO MAKE SOME PIE FILLING!

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    Yvonne Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Applebutter!!! All-time favorite.

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    Elicia P Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Apples don’t last too long around here mainly because we are a applesauce family.

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    Bavette Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    I dehydrate and I freeze what apples I don’t eat fresh πŸ™‚

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    Clifford Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Dave C. Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter or apple sauce

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    Maria Posted October 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Applesauce

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    Leah Posted October 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Apple Butter, Applesauce, and Apple Tarts – plus any of the recipes that brings me back to those special moments in time with my grandmother sharing with me, her how-to’s on how to can and preserve foods – I so loved her stories – and here I am now running an apothecary business – she’d love it!

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    Paloma Posted October 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    We love canning chunky apple butter in the fall.

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    Leigh Zimmermann Posted October 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I’ve recently been mixing up apple pie filling (apples, brown sugar, spices, and a little butter), then vacuum sealing and freezing. Would love to try canning!

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    Karen D Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I like to can it as applesauce or apple butter

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    Kas Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Apple butter and apple cider

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    jennifer Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    applesauce and dried apples!

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    J Posted October 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie filling

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    ClareB Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    In your photo of the pie filling, the photos show the filling all the way up to the top of the jar. Do you really do that when canning pie filling?

    • Lisa Reinhart
      Fillmore Container Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

      Hello Clare, This photo was taken after the jars were removed from the canner. Most Apple Pie Filling Recipes call for 1 inch of headspace, which I stuck with when filling these. In previous batches, I’ve had to allow more than 1 inch in order to not risk overflow due to the amount of expansion which can vary depending on the apples.

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    Kimberley Thomas Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    I prep my apples and freeze them recipe ready. I haven’t canned in awhile but I want to get back to the basics of preserving my harvest!

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    Leronna Farley Posted October 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Apple Pie

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    Cathy M T Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to preserving apples. I just eat them. But I’m looking for good ideas and I like what I see here.

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    Bri Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    My favorite way to preserve apples is to dehydrate them or make applesauce. I’ve made apple pie filling but I end up with too much of the non-apple parts and my family just isn’t into that. So apple slices and applesauce are my go-to methods!

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    Kathaleen kammer Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I have canned cinnamon applesauce.

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    Cindy B Posted October 21, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Since my family is small, I sometimes like to can apple pie fillings in pint jars for tartlets.

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    Gloria Richards Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    We enjoy making applesauce, apple pie filling and spiced apples.

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    Martha Brogdon Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I love making applesauce and canning it to have on hand …

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    Nikki Pacheco-Theard Posted October 22, 2016 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I love to preserve my apples as apple butter with cinnamon. Winter breakfasts are brightened with the addition of home preserved apple butter to top oatmeal, toasts, pancakes, french toast and yogurt.

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    Sarah Berkley Posted October 22, 2016 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Love apple filling with more sauce!

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    Mark Case Posted October 22, 2016 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    I dry them, have made apple butter but would like to try this method!

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    BrendaB Posted October 22, 2016 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I love canning apple pie filling and using it for apple crisp. It is a quick and easy dessert that sometimes gets used for breakfast, too.

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    Serena Posted October 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I love making apple pie filling. I can control the sugar content and my kids will eat it over pancakes on a cold midwest morning!

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    Geri Posted October 23, 2016 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Freezing them.