Tuesday, September 12, 2006

~Pears and Applesauce~


I canned these last night after work. I got four pints of pears, and canned them in white grape juice. The pears cost $2.50, because they were seconds, and the juice cost $.99, and there is still plenty left. The applesauce is made with Spartan apples. It turned out really thick, and not very sweet, so I thinned it with some of the white grape juice (thereby adding some sweetness). I got four pints of applesauce as well.

I think I'll use the apples for something other than applesauce. The other applesauce I made was so smooth, whereas this applesauce feels grainy. I'm learning as I go!

Tonight I went out to the garden and picked just over 9 pounds of tomatoes. I'm going to make ketchup with them! There are still lots of green tomatoes out there. I'm sure I'll be picking tomatoes up till the first frost!

9 comments:

ampraisingHim said...

Great job!!! Although I grew up helping my parents with their vegetable garden, canning and freezing, I haven't done much on my own. So hats off to all you gardeners out there....especially you Tammy!! Good job!!

Nikki said...

I really want to plant a few things next year when Bill will be home to help eat it all. I really want some corn and cucumbers. Bill and Leah will want some tomatoes. We'll see. Your pears look YUMMY!!!

Amy said...

When can I come for a visit? (licking lips and gazing in adoration)

Mrs.R said...

You are a canning pro! You should open a stand.

Dawn said...

Sounds so yummy. I have never heard of using white grape juice. My daughter, Jessica..canned several jars of tomatoes today. Trying to get the produce taken care of bit by bit...

Tammy said...

Thanks! :)

Amy, come on over! :)

Dawn, white grape juice is often used in sugar-free canning (even commercially) because it has a high natural sugar content.

Denial Renae said...

those look yummy!!!! send a jar my way please!

Julieann said...

Oh, the jars look great!! Good job:)

With your green tomatoes--you can always make fried green tomatoes;)

megan stevens said...

Those pears look so yummy! I've been wanting to can things for a while. Can you teach me how to can pears like that?

My email is megan.stevens@comcast.net
or you can contact me by by blog
http://mythinkinggarden.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for your time!