This is a FIRST for me! Three posts in 3 days!
Here is the apple pie filling recipe that is super easy - especially if you have someone to help.
Apple Pie Filling
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup corn starch
1 tsp. nutmeg
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
Put first 5 ingredients in a large pan. Stir together. Add 10 cups water. Cook until thick. Add food coloring and lemon juice. Remove from heat. This is usually enough to cover 6 to 7 quarts of apples.
Peel, core, and slice apples. I used this thing to do all the work for me. It saves alot of time, but, you can still do it by hand.
Fill the quart jars with the slices. Really push them in tight. Pour sauce over the apples in the jar. It may take a while for the thickened sauce to ooze over the apple slices. (I like to do it one jar at a time so the apples don't darken) Place lids and rings on the jars and process in a water bath for 20 minutes. One jar makes an 8 inch pie. Can also be used for apple cobblers, topping for ice cream, or just out of the jar!
Thought I'd show you how the soup looks when opened and ready to serve. Tonight for the Women's Conference, I'm taking a crock-pot of the chicken soup. Here you can see that I have added my bottled chicken and a can of corn to 3 quarts of the vegetable soup.
Here is a picture from an earlier post made with the vegetable soup with beef boullion and tomato soup. I added green beans, corn and hamburger.
Perfect Fall meal!