Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And the Apple(s) Go To...

I guess
inquiring minds want to know.
Just what did I do
with 30 lbs of apples?

Well, thanks to my friend
that has two apple trees,
we added about another 30 lbs to mine.

Here's a batch from her trees.
McIntosh and Honey gold.

Once they were
all washed,
we set to work.
We peeled.
Some of us with this
cool little unit...

It peeled, cored and sliced all at once!

Even Becky got in on the action.
And some of us peeled, cored,
and sliced by hand.

We canned
22 quarts of
apple pie filling
24 half pints of apple butter.

This is just my half of the goodies!

It was a great day
of production in my kitchen
and it sure smelled good in here!

We're both using some
of what we made as Christmas gifts.
(Valerie, do NOT tell Jim).
We'll add some other
goodies to go with it
and hopefully appease some
appetites longing for a taste of fall
in the dead of winter.

So there you have it!
My take on apples!


Dianna said...

Yum. I can just imagine the wonderful aroma in your house. Looks like you had some great help there!
That's a lotta apples....

Gloria said...

Wow! that sure is a big job to do all that! How wonderful it will be though to enjoy all year! I can almost smell that apple butter over here!

Kathy said...


Kerri said...

Superb!! I would LOVE to know how you can Apple Pie filling. I didn't know you could do that.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That looks great! Our apple trees didn't do very well this year :-(

Madi and Mom said...

Jill you are so smart and ambitious...WTG. I just knew you'd be doing something fantastic with your ton of apples.
Hugs Madi

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

Oh, yum! That looks so delicious - I can just imagine the wonderful aroma in your home! Every year around the end of October the kids and I make homemade applesauce - it's become a tradition - and I love the way it makes the house smell.

Donna said...

Good Lord, that's a Lot of apples! Glad you had help!

Lisa RedWillow said...

This is so much work. Wonderful post . Thanks for sharing. I used to do all of this and gave it up. I had too. Loved your blog

missing moments said...

What a lot of work but oh my, how delicious will they be! Always a delight to come here Jill.

TexWisGirl said...

do i smell a giveaway?! perhaps a jar of apple butter for one lucky winner!? :)

Debbie said...

every single day it's something new here, your blog is sooo much fun!! i just love that it's always changing!!

you said you wanted to be good at something, you are great at so many things, why don't you see that!!

this is wonderful. they have cute little square shaped boxes at a.c. moore, imprinted for christmas. a cloth napkin, all your goodies. i've done them with mail/stationary themes, added pens and stamps. i've also done movie night with a dvd and snacks and 2 movie tickets. food themes are always a big hit!!

Susan said...

That's fantastic what you've produced! Mmmmm, can just about smell those wonderful aromas coming out of your kitchen too. That peeling corer thingy is great as well, and it looks like Becky has got it working beautifully.
Perfect Christmas gifts :D)

Anonymous said...

Yummm! Your canned goodies look wonderful! I love me some apple butter on warm gingerbread! mmm!

That is a neat little apple peeling gadget. I have always wondered if those really worked. Now I know! :)

Paula said...

I even like apple butter from the store so I can imagine how good your's taste.

Ellie said...

You have been busy, looks lovely though. I can only imagine how lovely the smell must have been. Apple butter - is that a bit like lemon curd but only apple instead or lemon?

Samantha said...

YUM! I love apple butter..time to get crackin' on mine.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Looks delicious. Good for you! :)

Bonnie said...

Great minds think alike:) Yummy! I'll trade you a pear for an apple..... Bonnie

Amish Stories said...

I thought id stop by your blog and say hello. And i hope your enjoying the beautiful fall weather that has begun. Richard from Amish Stories.

Michaele said...

Apple butter YUM! It all looks so good!

Chatty Crone said...

That was a lot of work - but it goes much more easily with friends. sandie

Jackie said...

Yummy, I can almost taste it :)

Jenny Woolf said...

Good idea, I often wonder what to do with a glut of apples. What's apple butter? can you post a recipe?