Brandied Apple Rings


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. COMBINE sugar and water in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring to dissolve sugar, about 5 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and apple rings and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, until apples are slightly tender and, if using food coloring, the desired shade of red, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. REMOVE apple rings from syrup using a slotted spoon, and place in a large glass or stainless steel bowl. Return syrup to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and stir in brandy.
  4. PACK hot apple rings loosely into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Ladle hot syrup into jars to cover apple rings leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  5. PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

*To treat apple slices to prevent browning, apply Ball® Fruit-Fresh® Produce Protector according to the manufacturer's instructions or submerge cut apples in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

Brandied Apple Rings | Candied Apple Recipe - Ball® Fresh Preserving is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty! I have just made these this afternoon, Mine came out looking just like the recipe pic but I would recommend adjusting the time the apples are in the boiling syrup. Times will also vary depending on the variety of apple, some go mushy quicker than others. I only boiled for about 8 minutes and not the 15 recommended, they also cook more when in the WB. I think next time I will do the rings a little thicker. I also assume the flavour will get better as they mature.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jars of Mush This recipe, while tasty, did not result in lovely jars of apple rings, as pictured. Instead, the rings were cooked into mushy bits. We didn't even cook them for the suggested 15 minute time period. Definitely won't be making these again!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sub the liqueur Can I sub the Brandy for coconut rum or any other liqueur or apples for pares
Date published: 2016-09-19
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