Post # 1
So we are doing homemade apple jelly jars. I wanted to take pictures and all the steps and post it on here in case other brides are thinking about doing jelly jars. I’ll separate my posts as it is quite heavy and don’t want to put everything in one 🙂
So to begin with I pretty much cleaned out Canadian Tire for ALL the jars – cases of 12 x 250ml. We bought 18 cases of 12x 250ml and 3 cases of 12 x 125ml (for the kiddies).
What you require:
- Apples – (we use Iga Apples bought the big bags from Costco)
- Cinnamon Sticks
- A good strainer with a cheese cloth (they work great)
- Wash all your apples, we do 2 pots at a time with 9 apples in each
- Cut your apples into 1/8 leaving skin and apple cores.
- Place into pot and fill with water, enough to cover the apples
- Bring to a boil and cook apples until they are nice and soft.
- Using a strainer and a cheese cloth, over a big container/bucket, dump all apples into the cloth, the juice will go through the cloth and the apples wont. You can use a wooden spoon to help the process – see picture below
- Let apples sit there until cool enough to touch the cloth to squeeze out more juice into the bucket.
- You will have a lot of juice in the bucket
Now for pictures of the First steps:
Second Steps coming on the next post.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
oo can’t wait to see more 😀
Post # 4
We made apple jam for the first time last fall cuz we were gonna do them as favors. It was deeelish.
Post # 5
@RockStar33: It is so delish! The leftover I eat it right away hihi
@elysion: Thanks 😀
Post # 6
We’re doing this with either apple or peach, whatever will be cheaper to make in August. I’m a cheapo and have been collecting baby food jars instead of purchasing them.
Has anyone tried making jam with granny smith?
Post # 7
Thanks. Ive never tried it with granny smiths because I find them a bit more bitter and always assume the jam would taste differently. You could always try a mini batch to see how it comes out.
Post # 8
@Wrkn925: If you’re doing that then you should buy new lids, as most commercial jars do not have resealable lids even when you boil them. You don’t want your guests getting botulism!
Post # 9
@couawilou: So when should I expect mine in the mail? *wink wink*
Post # 10
@MapleMoose: LOL!!! D’awww thanks girl! I’ll save one for you 😀
Post # 11
@GoldfishPie: Well crap. I judt figured it they had the ‘pop’ top they would reseal. I guess I need to tes that theory.
If they won’t I guess we’re doing freezer jam. I can keep it frozen there and it can survive the hour drive for most guests.
Post # 12
@Wrkn925: I’ve made it with a mix of granny smith, gala and red delicious. It made it a pretty pink color! And yes, please don’t resue jars. That is a great way for lots of nasty buggies.
Post # 13
@chasesgirl: How was the taste of it? Could you tell the granny smith bitterness in it?
Post # 14
@couawilou: Not a bit. It was delicious. I think the blending of several different types kept any one thing from being overwhelming.