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Old 08-09-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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How to prevent apples from turning dark

When canning apples what do you do to keep them from turning dark while you are preparing them for canning? I usually add lemon juice to the water but that didn't work the last time I tried it. I don't know what kind of apples I'm using other than they're yellow & tart. Thanks.

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Old 08-09-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Lemon juice should have worked. it was either not enough in the water or too short of a time for the apple slices to absorb it.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Ditto what mcnerd said. Apple cider vinegar is also an acid, and, with apples what a perfect match. No?
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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that's what I use, too, quicksilver..........and I don't soak my apples in water....I just sprinkle on and mix around with my hands.........Fruit Fresh is also great to use and can be found at most groceries.......it's wonderful..........it's in a small shakeable container such as you would find spices........
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:18 AM   #5
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Use a bit of salt ;)
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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that's what I use, too, quicksilver..........and I don't soak my apples in water....I just sprinkle on and mix around with my hands.........Fruit Fresh is also great to use and can be found at most groceries.......it's wonderful..........it's in a small shakeable container such as you would find spices........
I use Fruit Fresh too.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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I use fruit fresh too, it doesn't add any flavor.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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I am canning apples too.... How much lemon to how many apples?
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:11 PM   #9
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I am canning apples too.... How much lemon to how many apples?
Not sure - just sprinkle on so when tossed all the slices get some. It's not an "excess" so there is none in the bottom of the bowl just sitting there - it's just sprinkled on.

I know that was so exact , but, I think that is about an accurate amount as you'll get.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:12 PM   #10
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Fruit fresh is nothing more than vitaman C, It is used in the Jewish Passover and it is called sour salt. If you live in a community that has a large jewish populatiopn you will find it in the super mkt. And A little bit goes a loooooooong way
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