Sunday, October 16, 2011

Apple Season

We have one old, very large apple tree and it is prolific in what it produces.  We're heavy into dealing with all that wonderful fruit now.  If you're blessed with more apples than you know what to do with here are a few ideas:
If you don't know how to can, you can freeze applesauce and thaw before eating.  I've frozen it in small containers and packed in lunch boxes.  It's not usually completely thaw by lunch, but it is mighty tasty as a kind of sorbet.  You can mix others fruits in the sauce too - consider adding some pears or cranberries as you cook the apples and process or freeze as normal.

If you don't have enough to preserve, there are lots of other ways to use them up in your daily meals and desserts:
What's your favorite way to use apples?  I'm always looking for new recipes.


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I absolutely love homemade apple butter, and am always looking for new recipes to try

  2. This recipe just came up in my RSS reader so I thought I'd share it since you were looking for more ways to use apples :)

  3. Thanks for posting this! I am up to my eyes in apples and running out of ideas.
    I have these receipes (different versions pie and crisp):
    And here is a card on canning:

    I am off to try these muffins!!



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