7 Ways For More From Your Apple Harvest

Ripe apples

Apple harvest time is always somewhat chaotic here at Pioneer Dad’s. When the apples are ripe, for us it’s during June and July with our Beverly Hills apples, we are canning, dehydrating and cooking with apples every weekend. The harvest nearly consumes our life for a month or so. Having your own apple tree seems […]

Drying Apple Slices In The Oven

Dried Apple Slices

Drying apple slices in the oven or in a dehydrator, like all dried fruit, are sweeter and provide more concentrated flavor. They make a tasty snack. Pioneer Dad’s kids (and the neighbor kids) eat them by the tray full as quickly as they come out of the dehydrator. Dried apple slices are easy to carry […]

Cooking & Preserving Homemade Applesauce

Preserving Applesauce

Making and preserving homemade applesauce is an easy process requiring only basic canning equipment, a large stockpot and a box of pint canning jars. Kids and adults love homemade applesauce recipe. One taste and they will never go back to commercial applesauce. Homemade applesauce makes a delicious side dish for any meal. Mix sweet and […]