Thursday, October 20, 2011
Canned Apple Pie Filling
This year I planned something special with all the apples that we picked. I was going to make pies, but I really didn't have the time. (so what else is new?) I found this recipe in a Countryside Magazine for canned apple pie filling. I thought why not? So I gave it a go. Here's the recipe if any of you want to try it.
7 quarts of apples
In a very large pot put
5 qts water
4 1/2 cups sugar ( I mixed brown sugar and white sugar)
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 table spoons lemon juice
Bring to a boil and then add
1/2 cup cornstarch ( mix this with a little bit of cold water, the recipe didn't state this and it made a huge mess! I should have known better)
1/2 cup minute tapioca mixed with 1 cup cold water
Add to mixture and boil again. Add to your bottles, seal them and put them in a hot water bath for 20 minutes after it starts to boil again. If the apples float to the top, you're fine. If they sink in the bottle you might want to make a pie.
Now I've put this recipe on here, but I haven't opened a bottle yet. So...it could be gross or it could be good. We won't know for a while since I'm on a candida cleanse and can't eat sugar , fruit, fermented foods, breads of any kind, like bagels, bread, pizza, cereals, rice, granola, rolls, pasta etc....you get the point, not dairy products.
What can I eat? Hmmmm....not bloody much!! Free range eggs, free range chicken and turkey, limes, lemons, cranberries, seeds (flax, sunflowers), no nuts except almonds, water, veggies but not corn, peas or potatoes. I can eat plain yogurt. Have you ever eaten plain yogurt? There is a reason why yogurt is flavoured! It's gross plain!! And it's just plain gross! Oh I can also eat fish but not shellfish.
I'm just hoping that it's all worth it. The reason for this madness is blepharitis. I'm hoping that the excess yeast in my belly will depart from me and take the blepharitis with it! The only problem being (besides wanting to inhale a chocolate bar at the moment) is that if this works, that is what I'll have to eat for the rest of my days. I'll be able to bring in certain fruits but not all. We'll just have to wait and see. But for the next 15 days I'm going to be one crabby chick. hmmmm....crabs would be good right about now.
Halloween is fast approaching so J. and I bought a premade haunted gingerbread house at Wally world. We had a blast decorating it.
The finished house.
Have a Blessed Evening