Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Apples to Apples

We've been canning apples every weekend because "hello" we are in Washington! And they are delicious and cheap at our local fruit/veggie market. A quick shout-out to my hubby for begging me to can with him.

But today the market started closing for winter :(

But wait! They are having a get rid of sale on all produce:)

More boxes of apples for us!

What do you do with YOUR apples? So far we have made apple pie filling and apple butter. We're not a fan of applesauce though. I use it for baking, but 1 jar lasts me forever. Any recipes other than those and/or ideas?


Mommy #1 said...

There's always dried apples. You can do plain-dried, dip them in pineapple juice and then sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar and then dry them, you can make fruit leather, etc. Applesauce really is probably your easiest, though -- and I LOVED to cut a square of material and a length of ribbon or whatever and decorate the top of the jar and give them away as gifts. There is also one of our favorite uses for the apple pie filling: apple crisp! Mmmmmmm! :-)

Sarah in the Middle said...

Sorry - we were applesauce folk growing up. Every year we made like 100 jars of sauce (nothing in it - just plain ol' smooshed apples). And then we ate it every day the rest of the year. Good memoried :) The only thing that rivaled it was corn time - we froze a lot of corn!

Jeanne said...

Don't make applesauce, make cooked apples.

Cut up the apples into small pieces and cook them. You might need to start with a little water or apple juice, just enough to keep the apples from burning or sticking. Cook the apples slowly till they are soft. Add a little or no sugar depending on the type of apples you are using. Also add cinnamon. These is so much yummier then applesauce. You can put it in jars and process the same as applesauce.

This was what my grandmother called applesauce. It is good, real good.

Belcher Brigade Blog said...

Another idea for your apple sauce :) I found some bread recipes that use applesauce instead of vegetable oil.

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