Hey You Guys… it’s Apple Season

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I am patiently waiting for our two apple trees to finish ripening, but in the meantime have been hoarding apples from all over and making apple smash.

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(L to R) Berry Point Farms, Gabriola, BC “Paula Red” Apples ($4 for 3lb bag, made 4 x 250ml jars), Apples from our lovely neighbour Molly’s yard (made 5 x 250ml jars), Apples from Oliver, BC ($7.99 for 5lb bag from Thrifty’s, 3lbs made 4 x 250ml jars)

Apple smash is really easy to make, you just chop up your apples and remove the core/seeds. I leave the skins on, which is where the great colour comes from! Fill a pot with apple pieces and add some water (like 1 or 1-1/2 cups) and juice from 1 lemon (optional, but I like it). Boil until the apple has broken down and use a hand blender to puree. Ladle it into sterilized jars and can in a hot water bath for 15 minutes. Bingo bango.

If you have one of these science fiction masher/strainer devices they are also awesome! This one is Leanna’s, which we used when we made granny smith apple smash from apples collected at J’s work a few weeks back.

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YUM

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