Monday, October 22, 2012

Canned spiced apples in light syrup



I don't know about you, but I love the fall.  I love the fall foods like pumpkin, apples, and spinach.  Over the last couple years, I've been making homemade applesauce and apple butter in the crock pot and then canning it for storage or gifts.  If you've done this before, you know what a pain peeling by hand can be, so I never went beyond these two recipes.

Now that I have my new peeler, I decided to delve into making canned spiced apples because my family loves the spiced fried apples I make so much.  It was so super easy that I can't wait to get another box of apples and start again.  Here's how to do it:

  • Bring water/sugar mixture to a simmer in a small pot and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  I used 2 quarts of water and 3 cups of sugar.  You can do more or less depending on your desired syrup thickness and sweetness.
  • Peel, core, and slice your apples- I used the Victorio peeler I mentioned above to peel the apples and then used an apple corer/wedger to core and slice them.
  • Place the apple wedges in clean canning jars (I used pints).  Add 1/8 tsp Nutmeg, 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon (or more or less to your taste) to the jars.
  • Fill jars with sugar/water mixture, leaving 1/2" head space.  Remove air bubbles, wipe rims, and place lid and ring on.
  • Boiling water bath for 20 minutes (for pints).  
These are great on oatmeal, as a snack, or with dinner.  ENJOY!

20 comments:

Debi Fitzsimmons said...

I love fried spiced apples. I miss when my aunt used to make them. Thanks for the recipe. I had to pin it:)

Debi Fitzsimmons said...

I love fried spiced apples. I miss when my aunt used to make them. Thanks for the recipe. Had to pin it:)

Sofia said...

I've never tried spiced apples...sounds good though!!

Brooke Adametz said...

We just got into canning this year, and I've been looking for apple ideas. These look delicious! Thanks!

Ashley B. said...

Yummmmm! Thank you for the recipe! I really do need to start canning more. Adding this to my recipe list now :)

Danielle Meek said...

They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

MotherhoodLooms said...

Looks delicious!

Jessica Compton said...

I'm gong to try my hand at canning when I do my first garden next spring! I will definitely be keeping this post handy for reference!

Melissa Campeau said...

I love canning too. I started it a few years ago and the more I do it, the more I appreciate it and love it. your recipe seems really good, I shall try it for sure! ;)

Kelly R said...

They look yummy, I love apples, thank you for the post..

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

We love spiced apples and I love to can them! It makes it so much easier to open the jar on busy days.

Young At Heart Mommy said...

I love spiced apples especially in a homemade apple crisp -YUM! I had no idea I could do this on my own but it seems rather simple. Now I am craving warm apples and vanilla ice cream :)

Babiesaandcontests said...

really nice , i so love apple and i would try to do this one of this days. visiting from the hop, hope you can join green monday meme at mygreenlivingideas.com

thanks much.

Brooke said...

Pinning this one. Thanks for sharing!

Kylie Worthington said...

Yum! My grandma used to make these and my son absolutely loves them. Now I know what to do with all our extra apples!

An Ordinary Housewife said...

Those you so good! And such a great, inexpensive gift idea! You might want to mention, though, that when canning it is important to sterilize the jars first. I've never done it, but I've read recipes and they all include that!

Kim Croisant said...

I love fall and I love canned fruit. I buy it all the time. One day, I'll learn how to can. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

This sounds delicious!

Alaina Bullock said...

This sounds so good! i have always wanted to try to make these, but wasn't too sure how to go about it! Thanks fro sharing!

Brittney Minor said...

Yum! This looks so good! I bet my kids would love for me to do this!