In Response to Re: Fall Y'all:
At this time of year when apples and pumpkins are in abundance, I get busy cooking and canning. Homemade applesauce and apple butter (both unsweetened) are two of my favorites. I also visit my farmers' market and buy the smaller pie pumpkins. Besides enjoying baked pumpkin (as I do all types of squash), I also make pumpkin puree and freeze it for future use, and of course I roast pumpkin seeds (yum!). Pumpkin really is such a versatile vegetable and can be used in a wide variety of different recipes.
Posted by Barbara S
Barbara, have you ever canned pumpkin? I'd like to give it a try as we have some pumpkins to use up, but I've never done it before. The cookbooks I have give the directions for canning it so I know how to do that. However, they only give the processing time for using a pressure cooker....which I do not use. Do you....or does anyone else reading this.....know how long to process canned pumpkin in the hot water bath?
And yes, I totally agree....homemade applesauce is the greatest, isn't it?! We've been making it and putting in the freezer, but our freezer is getting rather full. So last week I canned my first applesauce ever in pint jars! Came out great!
Also been cooking up our squash for winter as well. What would we do without all these delicious fruits and veggies?!