Living in Ithaca is mighty special in the fall. The orchard fruit floods in with vengeance of the most eccentric flavors and patterns I’ve ever seen! The Cornell Orchards, in particular, is forever experiencing with “antique” varieties and unheard of northeastern fruits like the Kiwi Berry and the Paw Paw. On each visit I discover a new wonder! One week it was sansa, the sweetest, most dainty of apples. It’s a hybrid between the “Gala” and Akane”, a Japanese variety. Sansa means little girl with blushed cheeks – or so I was told. A fitting name for this beauty.
The best website for any canning activity is Pick Your Own. I followed their recipe and process to a tee (and yes, bought the equipment for a total of $35 at our local Agway). However, here are some pictures to show easy setup systems for cleaning and prepping. These jars of pink delicious-ness were made with McIntosh, skins and all! A great sauce apple.