Safe Preserving: Apples, the best of the fall harvest

With the bounty of Wisconsin’s harvest all around us, it’s a great time of year to think of preserving the sweetness and tang of apples for enjoyment all year round. Fall weather brings the best fresh apples in bushels. Apples can be dried, made into applesauce or apple butter, or made into jelly. Apple pie […]

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Safe Preserving: Safe Changes and Substitutions when Preserving Fruits

The safety of the food that you preserve for your family and friends is important to you. The University of Wisconsin-Extension supports using up-to-date, research-tested recipes so that you know that the food that you preserve is both safe and high in quality. Here are a few quick tips on changes and substitutions that are […]

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Safe Preserving: Yeah! for canned fruits and vegetables

The majority of Americans do not consume enough fruits and vegetables. In fact, only 33% of Americans consume the recommended amount of fruits and only 27% consume the recommended amount of vegetables. A new study shows that canned fruits and vegetables can help bridge the dietary gap. Popular media often emphasizes the point that only […]

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Safe Preserving: Apples

Did you know that once an apple tree begins to bear fruit, it will do so for a century? Today, there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States. Fall weather brings the best fresh apples in bushels. While we are in a season of peak apple production in Wisconsin, now is […]

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Safe Preserving: Cranberries

Wisconsin grows more cranberries than any other state in the U.S. Preserving this tasty,¬† healthy fruit for year-round enjoyment can be lots of fun. We know cranberry sauce as a staple at the holidays, but cranberries are a superfood that you can enjoy all year round. Cranberries have vitamin C and fiber, and are only […]

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Safe Preserving: Canned Pie Filling

My pie filling sometimes oozes out of the top of the jar when I remove the jars from the canner. What did I do wrong? With apples plentiful this time of year, many of us plan to capture the flavor of the season by making, and canning, apple pie filling.¬†Many different fruits can be canned […]

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