Spiced Apple Canning from home, you ask?
Step 1: Acquire Apples
Go get apples. Either from the store, or from a tree. We won't judge.
Step 2: Disinfect Cans
Pick up some Mason canning cans, and disinfect them by submerging them in water (lids and all!) and boiling them. Keep them in the hot/boiling water until you need them!
Step 3: Prepare Apples
Prepare to process apples, and a lot of them! This will go faster if you have store apples, but if you're like us and are taking the adventurous route, it will still work great as long as you're willing to put in some extra effort!
You'll need an apple peeler and a good knife.
Step 4: Boil Apple Juice
Get some apple juice boiling. Needed for later.
Step 5: Peel Apples
Peel apples! If you're using apples picked from home or an apple pick, this will be trickier because they won't be as flawless. No worries, just dig out/chop off the imperfections and move on.
Step 6: Apple Peels
Save those apple peels! If you've got a rabbit living with you, feed them to the rabbit. Then experience love and adoration. If you don't have a rabbit, throw them outside for the birds and woodland creatures.
Step 7: Rinse Apples
Give those apple pieces a good last rinse, especially if you're using from-home apples.
Step 8: Blanching
Throw those apples into the boiling apple juice! This does two things:
--"Blanches" the apples (aka slows down the enzymatic activity that makes them all brown)
-- Makes them taste sweeter (especially good if you're using tart apples)
Step 9: Spice It Up
Spice it up! These are the spices I grabbed on a whim from the pantry to make this batch. Use whatever and however much of whatever you like! Just throw them into the apple juice/apple mixture, and cook that on medium-high heat for about 5-10 minutes.
Step 10: Canning Tools
Bust out those canning tools. They are not *absolutely* necessary, but you're going to have to get a little creative without some of these pieces. They're pretty cheap and available at a lot of grocery stores, though!