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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

Make Your Sauce

  1. COMBINE apples with just enough water to prevent sticking in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. REDUCE heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 20 minutes, until apples are tender. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, pre-heat your jars.
  3. TRANSFER apples to a food mill or food processor fitted with a metal blade. Working in batches, puree until smooth. Return apple puree to saucepan. Add sugar, if using, and lemon juice.
  4. BRING to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Maintain a gentle boil over low heat while filling jars.

TIPS:

  • For chunky applesauce, coarsely crush half of the cooked apples and puree the remainder. Combine pureed and crushed apples before adding sugar. For spiced applesauce, add 4 tsp ground spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice to the sauce with the sugar and lemon juice, or during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Gala and Pink Lady make a nice tart/sweet combination. Tart apples include Granny Smith and Jonathon. For sweeter sauce, use Golden Delicious, Rome and Fuji apples.
  • To treat apples to prevent browning, combine 2 tsp Ball®brand Fruit-Fresh®Produce Protector with 3 tbsp of water. Toss 4 cups of cut apples in mixture. Make more mixture as needed to coat all cut apples. Or, submerge cut apples in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

Pre-Heat Your Empty Jars

  1. REMOVE Inner Pot from Appliance. Remove Rack; set aside. Fill Inner Pot with warm tap water to fill line. Return Inner Pot to Appliance. Place Rack back into Inner Pot. Place empty jars onto Rack in Inner Pot. Set preserving lids and bands aside in your work space. Close and lock Appliance Lid.
  2. PRESS Pre-Heat button, then press Start. The red Pre-Heating light will illuminate, and the Appliance will begin pre-heating your jars. Jars will be pre-heated when the green Ready light is flashing. Keep jars in Appliance, with Lid closed and locked, until ready to fill with sauce.

Preserve Your Sauce

  1. UNLOCK and open Appliance Lid.
  2. REMOVE one hot jar. Close lid, but do not lock, to keep remaining jars hot. Ladle hot sauce into hot jar, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe any sauce from the rim of the jar. Center new lid on jar. Twist on band until fingertip tight. Return filled jar onto Rack in Inner Pot.
  3. REPEAT step 2 until all jars are filled with sauce and returned to Inner Pot. Close and lock Lid.
  4. PRESS Fruits then press Recipe 2. Press Start to begin preserving.
  5. THE APPLIANCE will start sensing your recipe, indicated by the orange Sensing light. Then, the preserving phase will begin, indicated by the orange Preserving light. When your appliance beeps and the green Ready light is flashing, your sauce has been successfully preserved! Press Stop. Unlock and open Lid.
  6. REMOVE jars from Inner Pot using jar lifter and place upright on a towel. Allow to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Refer to the After Canning section on page 21 to learn how to check lids for seals and store your jars.