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what to do with my apples

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
New here , Hi everyone,
I have sooooo many appples on my tree, I am running out of ideas what to do with them, I have canned, frozen, made pies and apple crisps, what more can I do, I hate to waste them.
post #2 of 17
Give some to friends, neighbors, people in need, donate some to a homeless shelter ...

scb
post #3 of 17
Apple sauce, apple butter, pie filling, apple jelly...... the list goes on. I like to dehydrate some also, they make a great low calorie snack.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
I have given lots away, my shelters do not accept perishable goods,
I have done the apple sauce and butter, just finished 6 crumbles, as well as 24 qt jars of slices, and my tree looks as if I have not used any, so far I have done in excess of 100 lbs of them, I don't have a dehydrator else I would dry a bunch. My freezer is getting full, and by Christmas I guess I will look like an apple.
post #5 of 17
Apple juice? Apple cider?

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Can't apples be dehydrated and dried in your oven?

scb
post #6 of 17
Lissa-
You can dehydrate perfectly well in your oven. Cut up your apples, arrange them on as many racks as you have, put in your oven on its lowest setting, prop the door open about 1/2 inch, and let her rip.

Our new oven has a "Dehydrate" convection setting where it runs at 140 degrees. Otherwise the lowest is 170, which works fine also. I've made lots of jerky in our previous oven at 170 or 180. Takes five oir six hours, and your apples probably will, too.

After a couple tries, you can pinpoint the timing, and let it run overnight.

After they're dried, bag 'em and freeze. You can have your apples all winter.

Mike :cool:
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info, what a great idea, will start tomorrow by doing one batch to see how well they do, then after that, there will be no stopping me...lol
post #8 of 17
I suggest some baked apples. Any way you prepare apples of course goes great with pork. Put apples in a salad (fruit or lettuce). You should just start putting sliced apples on sammiches, pastas, mix it with weird ingredients you wouldn't think that would work. The beauty of having all that excess of apples is being able to play with it a little bit and not feel as bad about it. My dad had that kind of problem when he would grow tomatoes, what he did was just give them away to anyone and everyone.
post #9 of 17
Are there any farmers nearby that might want them if you get really desperate to be rid of them? Or pet shops....local zoo...leave bags of them outside on the pavement with a sign saying "Free Apples?"

Any local fetes/fairs around? They might want them for an apple bobbing competition :) Make toffee apples and donate them for a fund-raiser somehwere in your area.
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post #10 of 17
Some ovens have a 'smart' safety feature. If you leave them on for X number of hours they assume you forgot what you were cooking, and they shut themselves off. Not a big deal when drying apples, but you may wake up to find them cold.

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post #11 of 17
chutney, sorbet, ice cream
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post #12 of 17
Another quick comment - apples, pork and saurkraut play very well together, if you like that sort of thing.

What sort of apples are these, sweet, tart, ??

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post #13 of 17
Yes, the classic Choucroute Garnie comes to mind ... mmm!

shel
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Wow, you have all been great, some super ideas, they are a medium sweet apple, not sure of the variety tho, but they look like a small red delicious.
post #15 of 17
Sell them or give them away on Craig's list.


h.
post #16 of 17
Tart tatin!
and maybe some hard cider!
post #17 of 17

Lots of Apples

WOW !!! Wish I had the problem of an abundance of apples !!

I would make and can (in jars, of course) applesauce, apple butter, pie filling and dry some. During the winter months there will be lots of use for them. One year we did have a lot of apples and we enjoyed applesauce all winter long. :lips:
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