Steam Juicing Culled Apples

When growing food, one always has some less than perfect fruit or vegetables.  With apples some drop, some have flaws, some have insect damage or bruised portions.  Once an apple has hit the ground, I steam juice it.  Cooking apples in a steam juicer will pasteurize them.  Of course we also make fresh apple juice from other culled apples.

 

Processing apples in the steam juicer takes one and a half hours of cooking time.  Quantity of juice varies with variety and ripeness of fruit.

 

 

If I start with hot sterilized jars and lids I don’t have to water bath the juice.  Once the jar lids and rings are in place, I set aside and during the cooling the jars will vacuum seal

 

The pulp goes to the pigs or chickens

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