Kitchen Witch Steph's Note:
Something else to do with my extra blueberries, slightly exotic, looks very pretty. This makes an excellent hostess or holiday gift. Taken from Babara Fisher's food blog at tigersandstrawberries.com
My Private Note
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- 1Place the apples and blueberries into a heavy bottomed pot large enough to hold all the ingredients and allow room for stirring.
- 2Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot–about 1/2 inch of water on the bottom or so.
- 3Put the pot onto high heat and stirring constantly, bring to a boil.
- 4Turn heat down to medium, and stirring continually, cook until the apples are all soft and some are beginning to break down, thickening the released fruit juices.
- 5Stir in the sugar and spices and keep cooking until the sugar is well combined.
- 6Turn off the heat, but keep the pot on the stove in order to keep the applesauce hot.
- 7Using an immersion blender, a food processor or food mill, grind the fruit up into a slightly chunky puree–or, if you wish, grind it down to a perfectly smooth puree.
- 8Stir in the lemon juice thoroughly, then pack into hot pint or quart jars.
- 9Try to get any visible air bubbles out with a spatula; this is very difficult with very thick foods like applesauce, but try anyway. Wipe off the rim of the jar with a damp cloth, then center a lid on top and screw on a band.
- 10Do not tighten the band–just screw it down until it is closed, but not at all difficult to unscrew.
- 11Put into a hot water bath canner, making certain that water covers the jars completely.
- 12Bring to a boil, clap the lids on top of the canner and process the jars for 20 minutes–the processing time is the same for either pints or quarts.
- 13When they have processed for twenty minutes, turn off the heat and open the lid to the canner.
- 14Allow the jars to sit in the hot water for five minutes, then carefully lift up each jar and set it on a folded dishtowel in order to keep the counter from possibly cooling the glass too rapidly, causing the jar to crack.
- 15Check the seals on the lids–they should be concave and very tightly adhered to the jar rim.
- 16If after 24 hours the lids have not sealed, either use up the food that did not seal, or re-pack using new jars and new lids.
- 17Recipe makes eight pints or four quarts.
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Nutritional Facts for Spiced Blueberry Applesauce
Serving Size: 1 (112 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 32
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 77.8
- Calories from Fat 2
- Total Fat 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
- Sugars 16.4 g
- Protein 0.4 g