Beautiful Bottles of Canned Apples

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I have started planning our Thanksgiving meal. We always want pumpkin and apple pie. I checked my pantry for apples and saw that I only had one bottle left. Oh no!! It was time to can some more.

Luckily, apples were on sale this week. That was convenient:). I bought a case of Gala Apples along with a bag of Granny Smith, and got started.

I have a recipe that I have used for years.

Canning Apple Pie Filling


  • 4 1/2c sugar
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1c cornstarch
  • 1c flour
  • 9c water
  • 1/2c Karo Syrup

Combine dry ingredients in a very large stockpot. Slowly pour in water while stirring to avoid lumps. Add Karo syrup. Bring to a boil over high heat . Boil 2-3 min until very thick. Don’t over stir. The syrup will get thick with small gelatous clumps of yum,

Turn to low and start peeling the apples. Use a metal peeler/slicer to peel, slice and core your apples.

If you have never used one of these slicers before, you are going to be amazed. I sliced my whole box of apples in about an hour. Whew!!

Add the sliced apples to the warm syrup. Stir to coat. Fill jars with apples. Wipe the lip of the jar after filling.

Boil the flat canning lids in water for 5 minutes. Place them on the filled jars and screw them down with the top of the lid. Place the apples in a hot water bath. Boil 20 min for pints and 30 min. for quarts.

Don’t you just love a counter stacked with jars of fresh food? I don’t can a ton of items, but when I do, I tend to leave them on my counter for a few days just to enjoy the look of them:)❤️

I have so much to be Thankful for, and I know you do too. Happy Thanksgiving!!

16 thoughts on “Beautiful Bottles of Canned Apples

  1. Your apples look beautiful!! I love to can food, but I’m usually doing it in August when it heats up the house like crazy!!! November is a much better time to can…I just need to convince my garden to work with that schedule!!

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    1. Hi Sharon! That apple slicer corer tool is a MUST have for my kitchen. We love to eat sliced apples and sometimes even dip them in a Carmel sauce. My kids and grandkids love them for lunch as well. I hope you will give one a try. You will find it miraculous!❤️❤️


  2. I love my peeler/slicer/core device. Just in time for Apple pie at Thanksgiving , I get it out of the high cupboard. It is also used around our house for potatoes! I like to make seasoned potatoes in the oven and those fun spirals cook quickly and are easy to make. I’ve never canned anything but can see how doing a large batch makes a lot of sense.

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  3. They are beautiful, and I’ve never canned my apples with the apple pie mix. 24 jars from the box and bag? That’s not bad! I will have to try that. Next year, when we go to the apple farm again. They have every kind of apple except my favorite, and it’s in seasons almost the entire year. It’s a bit of a distance, though, so I just wait until Stacey’s going.

    That would be about $2/jar here, for most varieties we get there. Maybe I can get her to can them if I buy them, and split the batch. I’ll know where to find the pie mix recipe, if she will do that. My peeler needs sharpening, I think. We might have used it a little too much. =)


  4. What a great idea. My least favorite part of making an apple pie is peeling them and cutting them. Thanks for the recipe for the syrup mixture. I am going to save this!


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