I have heard of making raw applesauce (in the blender) but my friend just gave me an entire huge tub of apples and I was wondering if I would be able to make lots of raw applesauce but then can it? I'm not sure if you would have to heat the jars to make them seal? If so, I guess it wouldn't be raw anymore. But are there any other tricks to do it or any other way to preserve the apples?
to can things you heat them quit a bit and to not heat them they would quickly go bad and ferment. so no, sorry. :( I've thought the same and tried it with juices intentionally and accidentally. :)
Wow, thank you for that information! I had no idea about the B12 deficiency thing with lots of unfresh foods! (Still in the process of reading the 80/10/10). I had a sad feeling that there wouldn't be a way to preserve all this beautiful fruit, so I will just enjoy it as fast as I can! ha ha
I would just do 2-3 days of apple island with raw applesauce, delicious! I might add a few dates here and there too! Yum! :D Lucky you! :)
Oh what is the apple island?! Haven't found that recipe yet!
It is pretty fantastic that I have been scoring all this free, fresh, organic fruit from friends and family. I am new to this lifestyle so I just have to re-route my mind on some things. So I guess it is a week of fresh apples and raw applesauce for me! ha ha.
apple island simply means eating nothing but apples for a few days, that's all.
I freeze the extra. I don't eat it myself but my kids love it. I keep the peels on and throw in blueberries so it's a lovely fuscia color. I know it's not optimal to freeze but we just came home with 40 pounds of apples and I'm not a big apple eater.
You can put lemon juice on them to keep them from browning, but I'm not sure if that actually 'preserves' them...