Are apples from the ground safe for preserving?


The problem with canning apples from windfalls is that they have a higher microorganism count and the applesauce will sometimes mold, even when processed properly.

This is why we recommend peeling apples first, then reheating the sauce to boiling before putting it into the jars before processing. If you don't want to can the sauce, it will freeze with no problems.

You should have no problem making apple sauce and pies from your apples. I would suggest washing them well and peeling and cutting off all of the bruised spots before cooking them.

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