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LH 29: Canning Slow Cooker Applesauce

Welcome to Episode #29 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

Fall is upon us and everyone has apples!  In this episode I answer a question from a listener about my favorite ways to preserve large batches of apples.

In this episode, you learn:

  • Two of the many ways you can process large batches of apples
  • How to make applesauce the EASY way while you sleep
  • The role of sugar in canning applesauce & how I skip it
  • Two ways to preserve applesauce so you can enjoy it for months to come
  • Why you should be careful with how much spice you add
  • How long your preserved applesauce will keep
  • Whether you should be concerned if the color of your applesauce changes with time

Listen in for ALL the details or read the transcript below.

Resources & Links Mentioned:


How to Use A Steam Juicer  (Podcast Episode #19)

Making Apple Pie Filling  (Blog Post – Growing a Greener World)


Click below to download Theresa’s Canned Applesauce Recipe!

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Harvesting & Storing Apples through Winter (with video)

How to Make Applesauce Video (Click below to Watch)




Click here for the full transcript for Episode #29


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.