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Re: measuring drained applesauce

I always freeze the left over applesauce, in an ice cube tray,
when I open a large jar.  This way I no longer have the
spoiling problem.


On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Jayne Spielman wrote:

> I came across the suggestion for the draining and posted it here. I'm
> sure that others did also. I think you are supposed to measure after
> draining. (I came to that conclusion because I see a lot of recipes
> calling for using prune butter or baby food fruits and they are a lot
> thicker than the watery applesauce that comes in the jars. What I
> sometimes do is drain a whole jar and measure it out into portions and
> then freeze it.
> I've found that large jars of applesauce spoil and show mold quickly
> the more I "touch" the contents (even when it comes to dipping a spoon
> into the jar) . So putting it through a strainer and then back into
> the refrigerator always backfires as a timesaver because the next time
> I look for my strained applesauce, it's always spoiled!!!
> jayne