What's the perfect smell and flavor combinations of fall? For me it's apples and cinnamon... simple and simply WONDERFUL! Apples in Syrup... with cinnamon added... the ultimate flavor combo for making into cobblers or pies... or just baking and eating.
Here's what I did...
I peeled 10-12 pounds of apples, cored them, and sliced them into eighths, treating them with Fruit Fresh as I went along to prevent them from browning.
I prepared a batch of hot syrup by combining 4 cups of sugar
With 4 cups of water
And one tablespoon of cinnamon
In my big stainless steel stockpot, I combined the apples with the cinnamon syrup (I used a syrup using a 1:1 ratio, if you like your syrup lighter, use 1/2 cup sugar to 5 cups water for ultra light syrup, 1-1/4 cups sugar to 5-1/2 cups water for extra light, 2-1/4 cups sugar to 5-1/4 cups water for light, or 3-1/4 cups sugar to 5 cups water for medium syrup).
I brought my apples and syrup to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduced the heat to medium-low and boiled them gently for about 5 minutes, until heated through.
Meanwhile, I prepared my pint canning jars by placing them in a flat pan of boiling water set on two stove eyes and kept them hot until I was ready for them.
I simmered my lids in hot water and kept them hot until I was ready for them.
When my apples and syrup were heated through, I packed my hot apples into the hot jars to within a generous half inch of the top of the jar. Then I ladled hot syrup into the jars to cover the apples. I removed air bubbles and adjusted the headspace when needed by adding more hot syrup.
I wiped the rims, then tightened the lids and rings on to fingertip tightness. I placed the filled jars into my canner, ensuring they were completely covered with water. I brought the water to a boil and processed the jars for 20 minutes. After processing, I removed the jars from the canner using my jar lifter and set them on a folded dish towel on the counter to cool, and to listen for the PING of each successfully sealed jar.
|Apples in Cinnamon Syrup! Yum!|
If you receive graduation announcements or invitations to graduation parties, using the apples you have been canned in cinnamon syrup to make delicious apple crisp or another dessert such as apple pie would be an excellent dish to bring. At graduation parties and other family functions some of the best memories come from sharing home cooked meals and desserts with your loved ones. Hearing the graduation announcements of your loved ones is always great news, so why not make it that much more special by preparing a dish such as this.
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