cooking · Preserving

Canning Handcrafted Maraschino Cherries

I came across the basis of this recipe for making these boozy cherries in Modern Pioneering. I adapted the recipe by making my own grenadine syrup, so I could avoid artificial coloring and corn syrup. The original recipe called for almond extract, I used vanilla to get around the food allergy issue in our home… Continue reading Canning Handcrafted Maraschino Cherries

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Canned Apples with Cherries & Golden Raisins

I adapted this recipe from page 160 of Ball Complete Book of Preserving. It is a different take on canned apples, instead of the traditional plain simple syrup and apples. The harvest from our two year-old Honeycrisp tree was good this year! Canned Apples with Cherries & Golden Raisins Ingredients: 8 pounds tart apples, peeled… Continue reading Canned Apples with Cherries & Golden Raisins

cooking · Dessert · Gluten-Free · Preserving

Canned Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling takes a little planning, as you will need to order the thickening agent in advance. It isn't easy to find in stores, so online shopping is your friend. You don't want to use corn starch to thicken when canning, it breaks down during the processing. However, Clear Jel is easy to use… Continue reading Canned Apple Pie Filling