How to Can Apple Slices | Food Preservation (With Cooking Video)

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When apple season arrives, one of the easiest ways to enjoy apples later on, is to can them. Learn how to easily preserve your own apple slices.

How to Can Apple Slices | Preserving the Harvest with Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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To Can Your Apple Slices You Will Need:

basket full of apples

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Processing Times Based upon Elevation:

This chart shows you how long to process your jars, based upon the elevation where you are.

Jar Size0-1000 feet1001-3000 ft3001-6000 ftabove 6000 ft
pints20 minutes25 minutes30 minutes35 minutes
quarts20 minutes25 minutes30 minutes35 minutes
How to Can Apple Slices | Preserving the Harvest with Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Simple Syrup for Canning

The type of syrup you use is up to you, however I like to use a light syrup. I don’t want much added sugar, since I will be using these apples for other recipes later on.

To make this light simple syrup, combine 5 1/4 c water and 1 1/4 sugar.

Bring it to a gentle boil, stirring the sugar until it is dissolved. That’s all you need to do! This makes 6 1/2 cups of syrup to use for the apple canning recipe.

How to Can Apple Slices | Preserving the Harvest with Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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Yield: about 8 pints

Canning Sliced Apples

How to Can Apple Slices | Preserving the Harvest with Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to Can Apple Slices to enjoy your apple harvest for months.


  • 11 lb apples (firm, sweet apples like fuji or gala)
  • water
  • ascorbic acid
  • 1 batch simple syrup (see article above)


  1. To begin, you will peel, core and slice your apples. As you slice them, place them in a large bowl of water with a teaspoon of ascorbic acid per gallon of water. This will keep your apples from browning.
  2. Once you have prepared all of your apples, drain and rinse them.
  3. Please the apples in a large stock pot with the simple syrup.
  4. Bring it to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle the apples and liquid into pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  6. Wipe the rims of the jar with a damp rag that has been dipped in white vinegar. This ensures that there is no residue, and your lids can seal properly.
  7. Close with lids and rings.
  8. Process the jars in a hot water bath canner or steam canner for 20 minutes. (See chart above for elevation adjustments or for using quarts.)
  9. Place the jars on a cooling rack or counter lined with towels, in a draft-free location for 12-24 hours.
  10. Remove the rings, test the seals and label the jars.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

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3 thoughts on “How to Can Apple Slices | Food Preservation (With Cooking Video)”

  1. I just harvested apples from my young tree yesterday (first yield since I planted it 4 years ago). I will be doing your method of canning them tomorrow, I can’t wait. Thank you for all of your videos and shares of your life. I feel like you’re an old friend already. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. I so enjoy your videos! Thank you for sharing your recipes, patterns and ideas. I am looking for PTO getting some apples and preserving them for winter. May God keep you and your family safe & well.


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