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Preserve the bounty

Young homemakers revive the art of home canning
Abby Boyd, 15, learns to can from Gina Aspromonte in Aspromonte’s home kitchen.
Besides fruit and vegetables, Gina Aspromonte can chicken broth. Abby Boyd said Aspromonte was helpful in teaching her canning techniques.
La Plata County Fair Homemaker of the Year Sara Schlagel poses in her La Plata County home with some of the 98 ribbons she won and a bouquet of flowers that was presented to her with the award.
Abby Boyd prepares a jar of pickles for canning.
This jar of pickles with a pepper was one of Gina Aspromonte’s entries in the La Plata County Fair.

Preserve the bounty

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Abby Boyd, 15, learns to can from Gina Aspromonte in Aspromonte’s home kitchen.
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Besides fruit and vegetables, Gina Aspromonte can chicken broth. Abby Boyd said Aspromonte was helpful in teaching her canning techniques.
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La Plata County Fair Homemaker of the Year Sara Schlagel poses in her La Plata County home with some of the 98 ribbons she won and a bouquet of flowers that was presented to her with the award.
Abby Boyd prepares a jar of pickles for canning.
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This jar of pickles with a pepper was one of Gina Aspromonte’s entries in the La Plata County Fair.
Abby Boyd’s Apple Pie in a Jar

@Recipe intro bold:note: Those new to canning should refer to the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving for proper food safety techniques.
Servings: Makes 7 quart jars.
Ingredients:
5½ pounds of apples, peeled and sliced
10 cups water
4½ cups sugar
1 cup corn starch
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons lemon juice (use less if apples are tart)
Method:
Place apple slices in sterile, dry, quart-size canning jars.
In large sauce pan blend sugar, cinnamon, salt, corn starch and nutmeg. Add water. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Add lemon juice.
When mixture has thickened, pour over apples, covering them completely so syrup reaches the neck of the jar.
Cover jars with new, sterile lids and seal by processing in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.
To make apple pie, add jarred filling to unbaked double pie crust and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.

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