Hi all. This is my first attempt at apple slices, and I'm having some issues. Per the instructions, I boiled in light syrup for 5 minutes. Final product? Lots of foam and apple slices that are very mushy and falling apart.
A couple days ago I made apple pie filling, and it actually turned out great with the 1 minute blanch.
Are my apples suited for apple slices or should I just make a batch of apple sauce? Can I cook for less than five minutes, or could I cook in apple juice or water and add the simple syrup to the jars (instead of getting all of that foam in my jars)?
Thanks so much for your thoughts. Of course, my second batch of apples is almost ready to go into the canner. It is nice to have the kiddos help, but they may be too productive in this circumstance, as I would love a minute to think about what I should do :)