How many apples for applesauce

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  1. Awnry Abe

    Awnry Abe My name is not Alice Supporter

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

  3. ai731

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  6. tallpines

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    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.
     
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    does any of yall make applejuice with the juice or can it all together
     
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    It all goes into the sauce.
     
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    I made apple juice with the juice and canned the sauce (pulp) separately this year for the first time. It turned out great.
     
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    I don't know about bushels, but I just did 2 5-gallon buckets that yielded 17 pints.