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One of the freshest tastes is homemade apple juice. When canning it at home from your juicer the process is quick and can be put up in half gallon jars (if you have a water bath canner tall enough to cover the jars by 1-2 inches)

The picture below of Apple Juice in half gallons is the amazing work of Angela Hooks. Thank you Angela for sharing your jars with my followers!! 


Here is the process for putting up delicious homemade apple juice!

Apple Juice

A good apple juice is usually made from using a variety of apples.

Preparation: After juicing your apples refrigerate your juice for 24 to 48 hours. 

Cooking: Without mixing, carefully pour off clear liquid and discard sediment. Strain clear liquid through a paper coffee filter or damp cheesecloth. Heat quickly, stirring occasionally till juice begins to boil.
Processing: Fill into sterile pint, quart, or half gallon jars leaving 1/4" headspace. Wipe rims, and add hot lids and rings. Place the jars in the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add hot water to the canner if it doesn't measure up. Cover the pot and turn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. Once the water has come to a boil start your timer for 5 minutes for pints and quarts and 10 minutes for half gallons. 

When complete turn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another few minutes. Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the next morning.
Canning apple juice

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