Everyone around here seems to be making applesauce, so we decided that in order to be considered New Englaners we should jump on the wagon and try it out. I had a food mill that my Mom gave me a few years ago and a pressure cooker that I inherited from my grandma so I was excited to finally be able to use them for the first time.
The recipe was so yummy, but we did make a few changes. I put it through a food mill before pouring it into the jars so it would be fine with no chunks. (This step is not needed though because I gave some of the sauce that was left in the food mill to my kids and they said they liked it chunky.)
Then We pressure cooked it for 5 minutes at 5lbs of pressure. Since I didn't know anything about using a pressure cooker I watched this youtube video so I didn't blow up my kitchen.
I was excited that it all worked out and the lids all sealed. I think that next time I am going to try to find a recipe that doesn't have sugar in it.
And here is my helper. My father-in-law, who was such a good sport about helping me in the kitchen and keeping me company.
I think the next time that I make applesauce I will buy smaller jars so that I can hand it out as gifts because it was that yummy :)