Titanic Applesauce

by Katy on October 27, 2016 · 21 comments

Titanic window

Some might say that canning and preserving is about as sexy as great aunt Ethel’s housedress, but others argue that it’s as scintillating as a certain scene from the movie Titanic.

I spent the better part of today making 35 jars of applesauce, and this was the result.


Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Penny October 28, 2016 at 12:14 am

LOL. Where is the handprint?


tonya parham October 28, 2016 at 9:34 am

I thought the same thing!


Amy K. October 28, 2016 at 3:16 am

Never let go Katy!


K D October 28, 2016 at 5:05 am

Wonderful! We love homemade applesauce and it’s frugal when you get a good deal on apples. I often add some frozen blueberries after the applesauce is cooked. I don’t can it, just refrigerator a slow cooker’s worth at a time.


JD October 28, 2016 at 5:16 am

Oh, my, what do your neighbors think, I wonder?
This reminds me of how I used to can green beans in the summer when the kids were little — I’d get everyone to bed, including the husband, turn on the fans to help the air conditioner, strip down to my underwear, and can quart after quart of green beans, late into the night, when it was cooler outside. The kitchen would look like a sauna in spite of the fans and the A/C. We usually had three weeks of canning bountiful green beans, and I always lost weight in those three weeks.


BJS October 28, 2016 at 10:07 am

JD, your comment made me laugh so loud, right in the middle of the grocery store checkout line!


JD October 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Hey I’m always glad to give a laugh


Penny October 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

I have been looking into canning for a while but I wasn’t sure it was for me. You’ve just convinced me with your weight loss argument 😉


Mrs. Picky Pincher October 28, 2016 at 6:10 am

Hahaha, great job with the apple sauce. Did you purchase the apples from the store or did you score them from a farm of some sort? I need to take advantage of these cheap apple prices and make some canned cinnamon apples! They go great on top of vanilla ice cream. 🙂


marie October 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Good job.
I recently got a 5 gal bucket filled with apples from a neighbor. He grows things, then never eats them
I was thinking of slow cooker applesauce


Marcia October 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I make my applesauce a couple quarts at a time throughout the year. I live in an apple growing area and can get cold storage apples pretty much year round. I make a Dutch oven full of apples, put them through the Foley food mill after cooking, and put in fridge. We eat it till it’s gone, and then when we want more, I make more. Love it. None of my family will eat canned applesauce (commercially canned I mean) because they are spoiled rotten. I have canned it before, but for just the two of us, it’s less work to make it a pot at a time. And it’s always pink because I don’t peel the apples at all, Just wash and core and cut into 8ths usually. Much faster and pink applesauce is pretty.


Mariana October 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Well, when you get to that jar in winter (full of deliciousness) it is as sexy as it gets!


Jennifer October 29, 2016 at 5:43 am

I always make crockpot apple butter then freeze packs of it. I don’t have canning equipment but I do have a really big freezer so I freeze everything. We love to make banana bread, slice and toast it, then smear it with a healthy spoonful of homemade apple butter. My husband is on a sugar restricted diet so it’s wonderful to be able to be in control of the ingredients.


Reese November 1, 2016 at 6:18 am

Was it just me? I was locked out of this website for two days. SiteGround had some sort of error saying the traffic exceeded something…. Thought I’d see something about it today but guess not!

Maybe it was me 😡


Shannon November 1, 2016 at 6:25 am

I was too!


Jennifer November 1, 2016 at 6:52 am

Me too, I was getting fidgety.


Barbara November 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

Me too.


Emily November 1, 2016 at 7:41 am

Same. I felt lost and scared. I spent all weekend with spendy friends and needed my refuge.

lauren November 1, 2016 at 7:59 am

I think I read on the NCA FB that we had gone over the allowed amount of traffic for the month! It would have meant more $ to keep it up or something along those lines?


Jennifer November 1, 2016 at 8:22 am

Oh my gah! I didn’t know there was a limit. I’m sure I am the cause for the overage.


sally November 1, 2016 at 9:28 am

I had same lock out experience. Still do not understand what that was about. Can you tell us? THANKS. AND thank you for coming back, you remind me of the wondrous days when The Compact was active on email.


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