On our way back from the Pumpkin Patch, we stopped at the Apple Barn. We had no idea this local treasure was so close to us! It smelled heavenly inside! They had a little cafe where you could get special apple treats made from their fresh-picked apples. I have been wanting to learn how to can from Ray's Granny for quite some time, especially before she isn't able to for one reason or another. In the past I had made applesauce when I was teaching kindergarten, so I figured we could make some at our house...why not make applesauce and can it to have for Jonah?!? We got 2 cases of apples. A little ambitious, but I had faith and we were excited!
Here's a photo journal/tutorial of our Homemade Applesauce Canning Adventure:
1) Wash the apples. We used Mutsu apples (suggested to us by the Apple Barn worker). They were really juicy and tasted great!