Apple Salsa

Apple Salsa

Another Thursday is upon us! I hope you all join us for tonight’s Throwback Thursday link party! Whoop! So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about game day snacks. Or heck just any appetizer, dips, finger food in general because it just happens to be my favorite….EVA! Yup, I will sit down and eat appetizers and graze all day if I had the chance, not even sorry for that. Couldn’t care less about a full meal again as long as I got multiple little munching options. 

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So a few weeks back when my husband and I went on our little mini vacation we stopped at this place called Aamodt’s Apple Farm. It was huge! They had soooooo much stuff. Literally I have never seen so many apple products in my life. The apple brats there in that pic, AH-MAZING! But the best thing that we got hands down was the Honey Crisp Apple Salsa.What?!?! Apple Salsa you say, oh yes I do. Best salsa I have ever had! And in my recreating fashion I had to try to attempt making this stuff myself. 

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A quick browse of the ingredients list on the jar and I had a pretty good idea on what I needed to make this bad boy. If you’re not a fan of sweet salsa, this my friend may just make you turn into one. It has the sweet kick from the apples and cinnamon then the spicy punch from the jalapeno. A true flavor match made in heaven. 

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This stuff is great as a dip, but it’s also awesome as a topping. I’ve eaten this on brats and chicken and it pairs well nicely with each. So if you’re looking for something to do with all those apples that you haven’t gotten to use up just yet, whip yourself up a batch of this, you’ll than me later!

Apple Salsa
Yields 12
A spicy sweet salsa with apples, peppers, onions and tomatoes all combined with spices to make this one great salsa!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs tomatoes, peeled then chopped
  2. 2 1/2 cup white onions, chopped
  3. 2 cups green pepper, chopped
  4. 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped (reserve some seeds to add)
  5. 5 -6 Honey Crisp apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  6. 1/2 cup white sugar
  7. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  9. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 1/2 tsp pickling spices (tied up in a coffee filter)
  11. 2-3 tsp cinnamon
  12. Citric Acid**
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to large pot and bring to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook stirring often for 2 hours or until thick.
  4. Once thickened, remove from stove and using a pastry cutter or potato masher, mash the salsa down until the apples get broken apart and a little mushy.
  5. Distribute evenly among 12 1/2 pint canning jars.
  6. Stir in about an 1/8 tsp citric acid into each jar and give a little stir.
  7. Clean off rim and place lid on.
  8. Transfer to a water bath and boil for 10-15 minutes. Do this in multiple batches if needed.
  9. Remove from bath and set aside to cool.
Notes
  1. Salsa will last about 1 year unopened and about 1 month opened and refrigerated.
  2. **You need not add the citric acid, we add it as a preservative measure for the tomatoes.
Adapted from From Cupcakes to Caviar Peach Salsa
Tornadough Alli http://tornadoughalli.com/

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16 thoughts on “Apple Salsa

  1. I absolutely LOVE apple with a hit of spice, and the contrast of a bit of sour, sweet and hot sounds delicious here, it’s like a Mexican chutney, yum.

  2. This salsa sounds really good! I love that you add apples into it! That sweetness mus be a great compliment to the tomato and peppers! #saucySaturdays link up

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