We have a u-pick up the road that is selling apples for $20/bushel. About how many should I get for a reasonable batch? I would like to have at least a dozen pints for the winter.

We are doing applesauce right now. Our yield is about 1 dozen QUARTS from a bushel. It's hard for me to be precise because ---- we started with 2 bushel (McIntosh). We've processed 1 and 1/4 bushel so far. We've eaten some of the sauce and we've loaded up the 2 dehydrators. And we currently have 1 dozen Quarts finished.

Yes, that's about what I get, too. I do applesauce in pint jars, and get about two dozen pints from a bushel of apples.

The Ball book suggests that 12 pounds of apples makes about 8 pints of applesauce. I believe that a bushel of apples is suppose to weigh between 42 and 48 pounds.

If you have a food mill such as a Victorio or Squeezo ask if they have second's or windfall apples for a much lower price. Just remove the gag bits but leave the peels and cores, cook and then put through the mill. You could have sauce for a much lower price. Bluebonnet

The apple production in our area is way down from normal due to weather extremes. A couple years ago McIntosh #1's were $20 a bushel. Seconds were $8.oo. This year the #1's are $40.oo. Secounds are $20.oo. We are working with seconds and finding them to be good apples.....no wind falls. Most of them are labeled "seconds" only because they are larger than the standard.

I made apple juice with the juice and canned the sauce (pulp) separately this year for the first time. It turned out great.