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we have an apple tree in our yard that this year has given us a bumper crop of apples maybe 2-4 inches in diameter. And they taste good! And I love green apples.<br><br>
I was wondering if anyone knew a way of cooking them/preserving them so I don't have to peel & core each and every one?<br><br>
In my mind I was thinking applesaucse and putting it through some sort of machine...?
 

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I would make jelly! (sorry I dont have a recipe on hand!) But you make the juice for the jelly without having to peel or core the apples.<br><br>
My grandpa makes his apple sauce that way too, he just cuts the apples into chunks, cooks it, mashes it and then presses it though a <a href="http://www.argo217.k12.il.us/departs/English/blettiere/451_sieve.jpg" target="_blank">metal mesh sieve</a>. You want to find one with larger holes (usually cheap dollar store ones have the bigger holes in the mesh), the fine mesh ones will clog up and wont work. The apple 'meat' goes through the sieve, but the peels, core and seeds get left behind. It also makes it a pretty pink color from cooking the apple peels.
 

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Get a food mill, (manual one). Just cook the apples, you would probably not even need to cut them in half, and run through the strainer. I make applesauce that way all the time and it tastes great! You can get food mills on ebay...<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-FOLEY-FOOD-MILL-Green-Wood-Handle-CANNING-Masher_W0QQitemZ300237097554QQihZ020QQcategoryZ11665QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">heres</a> one<br><br>
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Those are both neat ideas! I'll try the strainer this weekend, because I think I have something like that at home already.<br><br>
the food mill looks really neat, although I have to admit, part of me is wondering if m food processer could do something like that.
 

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Yep...food processor can too...but that way you wont strain out the seeds and peels, just grind them up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. My girls love to do the foodmill, so its easy for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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apple butter<br>
apple sauce<br>
apples in brandy (yum)
 

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wow! how can I make apple butter-- intersting.<br><br>
I'm going to go pick now, and I'm going to borrow my mom's huge pressure cooker to cook up the apples.<br><br>
I'm going to do a couple test runs in our small pressure cooker. I'd really like to use the food processer if possible.<br><br>
Thanks so much for all the help!
 
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