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Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am sharing a delicious recipe that you will be able to enjoy all winter long! With apple-picking season among us, we have decided to make a canned apple pie filling recipe so we can have scrumptious, homemade apple pie all winter long without the hassle! 😉

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Just pour a jar of this deliciousness into a pie crust and pop it in the oven and you can serve your guests (and yourselves) hot apple pie anytime you wish. Depending on how much time you may or may not have, you can either whip up your own pie crust from scratch or just grab a box of frozen crusts from the store.

Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe

We used 6 pounds of apples and it yielded around 6 quart jars of apple pie filling. Mom had this handy apple peeler that we used to peel the apples fairly quickly without much waste.

Apple Pie Filling Preserves

Once the apples were all peeled we used a hand held apple slicer to core and slice the apples. The slices were still a little thick so I sliced them again once more just so that they will cook a little quicker in the pie.

Apple Pie Filling Preserves

{Canned Apple Pie Filling Recipe}

Canned apple pie filling recipe


6 pounds of apples
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons salt
10 cups water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)


1. In a large sauce pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and optional food coloring.

2. Sterilize jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a pot of water for 5-10 minutes.

3. Fill the sterilized jars with the sliced apples leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.

4. Cover the apples with the hot mixture and gently remove any bubbles with a fork.

5. Process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.

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Homemade Two Hour Bread Recipe

two hour bread

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my family’s homemade two hour bread recipe. My Nan has always made the best homemade bread and rolls so we decided to give her recipe a try. I was so surprised with how easy it was to make it! I thought it was an art that had to be perfected with time and much practice, but it turns out that anyone can make this two hour bread recipe and not mess it up! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect kind of recipe to me 😉

First you just add warm water into a small bowl and stir in sugar until dissolved, then sprinkle yeast on top. Stir and leave for 10 minutes to rise and it should look something like this.

Two Hour Bread Recipe

Once you have all of your wet ingredients worked in you start adding flour, two cups at a time. This is the part that can take a little practice- once you’re familiar with how the dough should feel you can use your judgement and add more flour as you need it. As a rule, this recipe takes between 7 and 8 cups of flour.

Two Hour Bread Recipe

Your ball of dough should be nice and smooth without any sticky spots. This is the part where you may need to add a little extra flour, just to ensure it’s well covered and not gooey.

Two Hour Bread Recipe

Make sure you keep the top of your dough ball oiled so it doesn’t dry out while it’s rising for an hour. Each time you punch your dough back down make sure the top is moist with oil. Once your dough is ready you can divide it out into rolls, loaves of bread, cinnamon buns or pizza dough. You can literally do just about anything with this versatile two hour bread recipe.

Two Hour Bread Recipe

{Two Hour Bread Recipe}


2 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tbsp sugar

Add warm water into a small bowl and stir in sugar until dissolved, then sprinkle yeast on top. Stir and leave for 10 minutes to rise.

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp salt


1. In a large bowl mix together oil, sugar, salt and boiling water. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs. once the water mixture has cooled, add in the whisked eggs.

2. Slowly add your yeast mixture into the large bowl of water, sugar. eggs, oil and salt.

3. Slowly add 7-8 cups of flour, two cups at a time. Use your spoon to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you add in your flour. Sprinkle counter with flour and knead dough with hands for about 5 minutes or until you have it worked into a smooth ball. The dough should not be sticky, so add the last cup of flour accordingly. It’s best to knead the dough for a few minutes at a time, letting it rest in between.

4. Add the dough to a large greased bowl and cover. Be sure to grease the top of the dough as well, to keep it from drying out. Every 15 minutes for one hour, you’ll need to punch the dough back down.

5. Divide the dough into loaves or bread or rolls. Bread should bake at 350 for 30 minutes and rolls should bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

I think the best part about this two hour bread recipe is that you can freeze it for up to two months and when you thaw it, it honestly tastes just as good as it did when it came out of the oven! I wish I was exaggerating, but I’m really not, I promise! When we make this recipe we usually double the batch and make a combination of bread, buns and dinner rolls. This recipe is so versatile that you can really do whatever you’d like with the dough! Sometimes we even make cinnamon buns from this homemade bread recipe!

Happy baking, friends!

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Great Fall Decor Ideas–Home Tours!

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing some fall decor ideas from around mom’s house and my own. I am still pretty new at the decorating thing, so I am still in the process of collecting decor items, especially for specific seasons. I made a trip home so I thought I would snatch some pictures from around the house since mom has lots of goodies on display 🙂

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  IMG_6268 This fall art display is inspiration from Thrifty Decor Chick’s blog. She posted a wonderful Metallic Fall Art project so mom put her own spin on it, and I think it turned out pretty great! IMG_6252 IMG_6275   We also found these awesome printable chalkboard quotes from Nest of Posies blog post about Fall Harvest Chalkboard Mantels. I absolutely love these 🙂 IMG_6265   IMG_6342  My house is majorly lacking in the fall decor department, but I did manage to put this cute Halloween saying in a frame on my hutch. I really need to start gathering goodies so next year I have more to work with!    IMG_6331 I was feeling festive so I decided to set my table with some pretty plaid place mats and my ever so lovely wine glasses. This is my attempt at making due with what I have on hand 😛 I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our take on fall decor ideas, my next project is to finally attempt  to paint some mason jars and a few wine bottles we had kicking around.  I am so excited to see how they turn out!

 I also had to visit my Nan’s house while I was home because she is one of the craftiest ladies I know! She loves to sew, knit, scrapbook and decorate. I could spend hours at her house just taking pictures of all of her projects! I could only dream of having the crafty genes that she has 🙂












Fall Decor Ideas

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