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I've got apples coming out my ears!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
So hit me w/ your fav apple recipes please!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
So far i've made dried apple, apple pie and stewed apple w/ rhubarb...<br>
Any other ideas?<br><br>
Oh, in case anyone is wondering, they're Pink Ladies - sweet and a little tart.<br><br>
Thanks! Trish
 

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Applesauce, which freezes great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Apple crisp
 

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Send some to me... I LOVE pink ladies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I mostly just eat apples... sliced, topped with peanut butter and sharp chedar cheese... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> Sorry, no great ideas for you. But maybe try looking on a recipe site that allows you to seach for recipes containt a particular ingredient? <a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/" target="_blank">RecipeZaar.com</a> and <a href="http://allrecipes.com/Search/Ingredients.aspx" target="_blank">AllRecipes.com</a>are two that I know of... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I wanted to second applesauce - it does freeze great and it's so easy and YUMMY. Just wash, peel & chop the apples, then put them in a great big pot and watch them break down. If you like yours chunky (I do!) you're good, or you can throw it in the food processor for a minute to smooth it up. You don't need to add a darn thing, but a touch of cinnamon is good.
 

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Apple butter--richer and darker than applesauce. Cans and keeps well, and tastes great on toast, esp. on a cold winter day.
 

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applesauce bread, apple tarts or better yet baked apples...yum!
 

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I love apples!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
I can't find my recipe right now but google "Dutch Apple Cake", yummy!
 

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I love pink ladies! I can't wait for apples to be out here. That's not helpful, sorry! I'm not too creative beyond what you've done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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just to follow up on the apples....I use them in my stir fry as well...sliced real thin & thrown in at the last minute, just to add a little sweet to the dish
 

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Apple crumble (or even better apple and rhubarb crumble <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">, coleslaw, apple and black berry jam (if they are ready where you are), <a href="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/scrumpy/cider/cider.htm" target="_blank">cider</a>, tarte au pomme.... can't think of anything else at the moment but now I'm hungry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I slice them up like I would for pie, then can them in a really light simple syrup (I use brown sugar). Then If I need apples for pie I have pie filling in a jar....or I can puree for apple sauce.
 

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baked apples (cored, stuffed with oats/walnut/raisin mix)<br>
apple crisp (sliced-peeled or not, topped with oat mix)<br>
sliced and stewed in apple juice and rice flour or tapioca with biscuit mix dolloped in (apple dumplings)<br>
cooked (sliced), pureed and then simmered until it hits apple butter stage
 

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This sounds yummy...<br><br><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/8959" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/8959</a><br><br>
or this...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/16970" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/16970</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I slice them up like I would for pie, then can them in a really light simple syrup (I use brown sugar). Then If I need apples for pie I have pie filling in a jar....or I can puree for apple sauce.</div>
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That's what I really want to do this year with my apples instead of applesauce - we liked them for pies and crisps so much more! Do you have to do anything special to can them like that? How much do you cook them down? I wonder if you need to undercook them a little so they don't turn to mush in your pie or crisp?<br><br>
Thanks for any input on that. My apples will be ready to pick within the next couple of weeks so I want to be ready!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's what I really want to do this year with my apples instead of applesauce - we liked them for pies and crisps so much more! Do you have to do anything special to can them like that? How much do you cook them down? I wonder if you need to undercook them a little so they don't turn to mush in your pie or crisp?<br><br>
Thanks for any input on that. My apples will be ready to pick within the next couple of weeks so I want to be ready!</div>
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I don't cook them at all. I put them in the jar and then pour boiling hot brown sugar syrup over them before canning.
 

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Do you can? I just finished putting up blueberry and strawberry jam, so I'm kind of in that mindset, but this year I am going to make applebutter, apple-cranberry sauce, and apple pie filling (and can them all- I'll be giving some jam and applebutter to ds's pre-school for snacks and the apple pie filling as baby thank-yous: due in October!). <a href="http://www.pickyourown.org" target="_blank">http://www.pickyourown.org</a> has some great recipes for canning and it is super easy.<br><br>
Apple cake also is great and freezes well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">.
 

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Hey thanks for all the great ideas! The pie filling sounds like a winner. And apple cake...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
How do i make apple butter?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't cook them at all. I put them in the jar and then pour boiling hot brown sugar syrup over them before canning.</div>
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I'm bumping this to ask another question since my apples are coming on now! (hope that's ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )<br><br>
First - do you add anything to the syrup mixture for thickening or wait until you bake? (or not at all?) Some recipes call for using surejel which I would rather avoid and I know when I make a pie I sometimes add a little tapioca starch or something.<br><br>
Second - do you even blanch the apple slices? (again, seeing that in other recipes)<br><br>
Finally - are you still able to water bath can these with the apples not being cooked at all?<br><br>
Thank you! I am canning over the next 2 weeks so this will be very helpful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I want some apples! It looks like all the apples in our area froze off as blossoms, so we'll be very short on them-- and dd was so looking forward to making "vitamin juice"!<br><br>
We juice a fair amount of ours, and also make apple sauce-- I freeze it in muffin tins, and then bag in a big ziploc when done. It's a great single serving size for dd's snacks. DH loves it on pancakes/waffles.<br><br>
We all love dried apple rounds. I've never tried sun-drying, since I inherited a food dehydrator from a deceased relative, but the apple rounds are always in my backpack when we're on an outing. They're a perfect movie theatre snack for those free movies our theatre puts on during the summer.
 
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