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       Title: Apples - Sliced
  Categories: Fruits, Canning
       Yield: 1 guide
  
  
   Quantity: An average of 19 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts;
   an average of 12-1/4 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A
   bushel weighs 48 pounds and yields 16 to 19 quarts-an average of 2-3/4
   pounds per quart.
   
   Quality: Select apples that are juicy, crispy, and preferably both sweet
   and tart.
   
   Procedure: Wash, peel, and core apples. To prevent discoloration, slice
   apples into water containing ascorbic acid. Raw packs make poor quality
   products. Place drained slices in large saucepan and add 1 pint water or
   very light, light, or medium syrup (see “Preparing and Using Syrups”)
   per 5 pounds of sliced apples. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to
   prevent burning. Fill jars with hot slices and hot syrup or water,
   leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process.
   
   Processing directions for canning sliced apples in a boiling-water, a
   dial, or a weighted-gauge canner are given in Table 1, Table 2, and
   Table 3.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Apples, sliced in a boiling-water
   canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints or Quarts.
   Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 20 min.
                            1,001 - 3,000 ft: 25 min.
                            3,001 - 6,000 ft: 30 min.
                              Above 6,000 ft: 35 min.
   
   Table 2. Process Times for Sliced Apples in a Dial-Gauge Pressure
   Canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints or Quarts.  Process Time: 8 min.
   Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 2,000 ft: 6 lb.
                                     2,001 - 4,000 ft: 7 lb.
                                     4,001 - 6,000 ft: 8 lb.
                                     6,001 - 8,000 ft: 9 lb.
   
   Table 3. Process Times for Sliced Apples in a Weighted-Gauge Pressure
   Canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints or Quarts.  Process Time: 8 min.
   Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 5 lb.
                                       Above 1,000 ft: 10 lb.
   
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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994)
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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