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Old 10-20-2018, 09:25 AM   #1
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Did I Underprocess?

Hello!

I made apple butter for the first time ever and am wondering if I underprocessed...

My first batch came out gorgeous and dark and carmelized (crock pot, added the spices in the beginning) and I processed my half pints in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.

My second batch I added the spices after making the sauce and it turned out much lighter - itís thick and tastes great but definitely isnít carmelized. I also processed the half pints for 10 minutes

I added no sugar but did add acid (lemon juice), so my question is - should I have used apple sauce processing times since I didnít add the sugar? I just did the jars last night, so if so am I correct in thinking they can still be saved by throwing them in the fridge for short term or freezer for longer term?

This is my first post, thank you in advance!

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