Have you ever tried canning Applesauce in a pressure cooker? Canning is a great idea when you have so many apples at home and don’t know what to do with them. So, what you can do is prepare applesauce and can it to use it later when needed.
In this article, we will tell you about the process of canning applesauce in a pressure cooker. It is easy and anyone can easily can applesauce at home with it. Here’s what you have to do.
Canning Applesauce In Pressure Cooker At Home
Canning is usually done in two different ways, one of which requires pressure cooker while the other one needs a large pot filled with lots of water.
The pressure cooker method is the quick one and all it needs is a few clicks and your glass jars are sealed and ready to be stored. On the other hand, the Water Bathing method takes a longer time but it can also be used for canning applesauce in pressure cooker.
Step 1: Get Your Jars All Germ Free
You can pick out as many as 6 glass jars if you like. Not just any glass jars but only go for the ones that are made of hard cooking glass. Such jars can withstand the high steaming temperatures inside the pressure cooker.
Now, wash and clean all the Glass jars with clean water. Let them a bit dry then take a pot filled with water and boil it. Place all jars inside and let them be for a few minutes. The boiling water kills all the pathogens inside making the glass jars all germ-free. It is the most important step for canning applesauce in pressure cooker.
Step 2: Preparing Applesauce
First off, take clean apples and cut them off into slices after peeling their skins. Make sure the apples don’t get rusted away in open-air. You can keep them in water-filled bowl. After cutting add them into a bowl and fill it with water. For every 20-25 apples, add 125ml of water. Let the apples simmer on low heat. Stir and press the apple slices. Cook it till you see a how sauce of apple puree in the pot.
Step 3: Filling The Glass Jars
Now, you have to let the sauce off the heat and let it cool down for a moment. Then, simply pour over all the applesauce into the glass jars and get them ready for canning. Don’t fly fill the bottles but leave an inch of space or a few centimeters of the bottle empty at the top. Now carefully close all the glass jars with their lids and rings.
Step 4: Prepping The Pressure Cooker
Now, all you need to do is fill your pressure cooker with water and put a trivet stand in the center of the pot. Don’t fill it till the mouth of the pressure cooker but let it be filled only third-quarter part of the cooker. Now, preheat it for a few minutes.
Step 5: Sealing The Glass Jars.
All there’s left to do is seal the glass jars off. For this, place all the bottles on the stand inside the pressure cooker. Cover it and set the timer. The steam produced inside has very high temp so it helps to seal all the jars tightly and smoothly. After boiling and sealing off, simply take out the jars and place them somewhere safe.
With this easy method, canning applesauce in Pressure cooker is great.