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Apple Pie Filling

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I wanted to share this recipe for making apple pie filling.  I have made pie filling before and canned it and was not super pleased with the results.  It seems my recipe was a little too runny and the pie didn’t set up well.  This recipe is new to me but it is definitely a keeper.  I got the recipe from the Mennonite Country Style Recipes and Kitchen-Secrets.  This is one of my all time favorite cookbooks and if you ever have to opportunity to buy it, I highly recommend it.  Anyway, here is the recipe!

9 1/2 cups water, 4 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups cornstarch, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice.  Combine in large saucepan.  Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice.  Slice apples directly into jar adding layers of syrup as you fill (otherwise there will be too many air pockets).  Leave at least 1 in. headspace.  If jars are filled too full, syrup will spew out during processing.  Tighten lids and process in boiling water bath for 25 min.  Yields approx. 7 qts.

Well, we better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

 

I got this recipe from http://www.frugalupstate.com/recipes/recipe-cheaters-strawberry-rhubarb-jam/

Cheater’s Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

(freezer jam or boiling water bath canned)

Ingredients:
7-8 C of rhubarb cut into 1 inch chunks
4 cups of sugar or to taste
1- 3 oz pkg strawberry Jell-O

Directions:

1.  Wash and cut up rhubarb stalks into half inch pieces and place in a large bowl.

 

2.  Mix sugar in with the rhubarb chunks.   Cover & let sit for at least an hour until the juices come out of the rhubarb.

 

3.  Cook rhubarb mixture over medium high heat, stirring and mashing a bit until it is soft and the pieces of rhubarb have mostly disintegrated.  Add jello.   Stir until jello is dissolved.  Pour mixture into freezer containers and freeze.

 

 

Yields about 3 pints

Vanilla Yogurt

4 cups milk (your choice whole-skim)
1/2 cup powdered dry milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 -6 tablespoons sugar (Splenda or honey) = 1/2 cup
1/2 cup yogurt starter (unflavored plain yogurt with active cultures)
Directions:

1
Set 1/2 yogurt starter out to warm to room temperature.
2
Heat the milk to almost a boil.(I like to microwave in a glass bowl for 5 minutes on high then 2 minutes on medium). About 180 degrees.   Cool the milk-about 110 degrees- (to a “barely warm”/ babies bath temperature) (cool water bath works well). Add dry milk, vanilla and sweetener of your choice; stir well.
3
Stir in yogurt starter (do not whip but mix very well!).
4
“Cook” the yogurt using your preferred method and time (longer makes a firmer, more tart yogurt. I like to cook about 12 hours). Chill 4 hours before eating.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/vanilla-yogurt-homemade-58661?layout=desktop&oc=linkback