Thought i'd do a post while watching playoff baseball. The Phillies aren't even in it and i'm all worked up anyway!
Years ago Rod's mom taught me the oven canning method for applesauce. It has worked amazingly well. Canning in the oven is so simple....
We got 5 baskets on Thursday. Clay did his thing, i did mine.
Maredith came and helped me make it today, which was wonderful!!
After cutting, cooking, and straining the apples, put the sauce in jars and place in the oven at 325 for 15-20 minutes. Our sauce was cooled slightly by the time they made it to the oven, so the timing took 20 minutes in the oven for us. The only way to really tell it's done, is that the sauce 'lifts' or gets bubbles at the bottom of the jar. if you look for that and don't see it, i think your fine as long as it's been in for 20 minutes.
I recommend this way for canning applesauce! i hope to do several more baskets this month. Sharon- i didn't forget our plans..soon!!