Looking for different recipes for canning apples? This recipe for canned apples studded with cherries and golden raisins fits the bill. The sweet, tasty, spicy mixture makes a perfect dessert.
Different Recipes for Canning Apples
I was looking for different recipes for canning apples after this year’s harvest. We picked about 3 1/2 bushels of apples from the trees in our orchard. Most of the apples are from the Jonathan apple tree with a few Red and Golden Delicious varieties mixed in.
Last year’s crop was around four bushels of apples. I canned almost all of them in syrup, using some for my apple cobbler recipe and apple butter which I canned and sent to coworkers and family for Christmas.
We still have plenty of canned apples left. There are only so many you can eat! I do like them mixed into a bowl of oatmeal, but I tend to get sick of them over time.
Enter this recipe. When you’re looking for different recipes for canning apples, this one fits the bill perfectly. I adapted it from my favorite canning cookbook, the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, which is my ultimate favorite cookbook for all things canning.
A few changes that I made on the original recipe for apples studded with cherries and raisins:
- I really don’t like nutmeg, so I omitted it from the recipe.
- I added a dash of cloves and a quarter teaspoon of powdered ginger instead
- I ran out of syrup for the apples, so I whipped up a quick batch of sugar syrup, based on the recipe in the cookbook, and added it to top off the jars before sealing and processing them.
The apples themselves were sweeter than the tart Granny Smith apples that the recipe called for so I suppose you can call that a change as well. I cook with what I have on hand. When your generous apple trees give you 3 1/2 bushels, you do with them what you can and don’t complain!
I used about half a bushel of small apples for this recipe and it made eight pint jars. It’s a great recipe when you’re looking for different recipes for canning apples.
Below, you’ll find recommended books and products to help you start home canning if you’re interested.
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Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
Granite Ware Covered Preserving Canner with Rack, 12-Quart
Hot water bath canning pot (canner)
Mirro 92116 Polished Aluminum 5 / 10 / 15-PSI Pressure Cooker / Canner Cookware, 16-Quart, Silver