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    how to can fried apples

    Does anyone know how I can adjust the Cracker Barrel fried apple recipe for home canning? I have bushels of apples and would like to can some for winter.

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    how to can fried apples

    I would just find a good basie canning book either on line or at the library. Then follow the directions there for canning apples, apple pie filling. Most books recommend using a "color keeper" to prevent the apples from turning dark brown. Some use ascorbic acid other use a solution of 2 tbs salt and 2 tbs vinegar or lemon juice per gallon of water. The books caution that the vinegar mixture may effect the flavor of the fruit and that the fruit needs to be rinsed thoroughly before packing it into jars.

    Sorry that's the best I can do for you. Hopefully someonelse can shed more light on this for you.

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    how to can fried apples

    I'm not familiar with the Cracker Barrel fried apple recipe, but if it's really something that's fried, then it probably wouldn't make a good canned product.

    The grease from frying would get on the canning seals and prevent the seal much of the time if not always.

    When canning, most recipes try to keep grease down to a minimum since fats go rancid during long storage, causing flavors to change over time.

    Fruits are usually canned in a hot water bath from either a raw or a hot pack stage, depending on how ripe the fruit is.

    If the fruit is extra ripe, it will shrink when packed into the jars and heated, leaving large spaces of empty liquid with the fruit floating at the top. So, a good way to can ripe apples is to hot pack them in a simple syrup.

    If you like cinnamon, you can add a cinnamon stick or two (be careful adding spices, too, since these flavors also change and intensify over time and it's better to add flavorings, for the most part, when you open the jar.)

    Other good methods for putting up apples are applesauce, apple juice, apple chutney, or apple butter. Or bake some applesauce cakes and freeze them. Applesauce freezes very well, also.

    Some apples keep for up to six months as-is in cool storage (Cortlands). You can also freeze apples using a hot-pack method in syrup or water.

    If you want to get off to a good start with canning, pick up a Ball Blue Book (highly recommended) at your local hardware store or supermarket. Stocking Up is another good reference which illustrates techniques and has many recipes. Both books cover what you'll need to know to start canning and freezing all kinds of produce successfully.

    There's no better way to start the winter off than a shelf filled with jars of home-canned goodies!

    Good Luck.

    -Belle

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    how to can fried apples

    great advise belle...also have you thought about freezing the cracker barrel fried apple recipe?
    kph

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