Preserving Produce

Aldi is my number one store for produce. They are always reasonably priced if not priced below market. When I find produce below market price I always stock up. this week 3 lb. bags of apples were $2 below there normal price, so I stocked up.

I bought 21 pounds of apples and plan to makes apple preserves, Apple Crisps and lots of apples for snacks. Preserves are really easy to make and works great for me since I have not seen a jam sale in ages.

First: Wash, peel, core and dice (8) apples.
Second: While you you work on the apples, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling add 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the boiling water. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/4 tablespoon of Nutmeg to the water. Turn down on low until you are done dicing the apples.

Third: Add apples to the pot. Simmer the apples on medium to high temperature for about 10 minutes. Stir the apples while they simmer. Allow the apples to simmer until they reach a firmness or softness your family desires. At this point, with the apples still in the pot, I mash a few of my apples with a potatoes masher.

Fourth: Add the apples to sterilized jars and add the tops. In another pot, bring a pot of water to a boil and reduce the heat. When the water stops boiling place the jars into the pot of water. Allow them to sit in the water for 10 minutes. This process will seal the jars and stave of any possible bacteria in your preserves.


“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27


  1. a Proverbs wife says

    if i cooked, i'd definitely try this! but ugh–cooking is one thing i'm UNProverbian in lol.

    those preserves look delicious though!


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