We have an apple tree, and this year it was loaded with fruit! While we like apple pie, we like salsa better, so we just made the No-Peel version of this Canned Salsa Recipe, below, and we added a few peeled & cored homegrown apples to the batch, for a bit of sweetness. It's spicy and delicious! We simply peeled and cored the four apples and threw them into the food processor along with the tomatoes and chiles. We had some sample tastes before canning, it was delish! We can't wait to enjoy this salsa this winter!
When our apple tree is loaded with fruit, we're always looking for more ways to use the harvest – and, since we have a salt-spice tooth, we're more into spicy and savory than sweet – and apples are delicious to add to salsas, marinara tomato sauce, stir fries, curries and more. Apples aren't just for turnovers and pie!
No-Peel Canned Salsa Recipe with Apples Recipe
• 6 Cups Tomatoes; cored, chopped and peeled
You'll need 6-7 Pint Jars.
Grow any of our Super Hot Pepper Seeds and our Hot Pepper Seeds for ideas on what to grow in your garden next year – and then use your harvests to make this salsa!
No-Peel Salsa Method:
Core and slice tomatoes in half, as well as your apples, and add to a food processor and blend until smooth. This helps if you're limited on time, of if you just don't like peeling tomatoes (who does, really?!). We find that if you process tomatoes to a smooth consistency, you don't even notice the skins in the final salsa. Plus, the skins have more vitamins we figure, so why not save time?
Chop up the peppers, onions and garlic, and combine them with the processed tomatoes in a large sauce pot on the stove, bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes to thicken.
Makes 6-7 Pint Jars.