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So I got a 1/2 bushel of Golden Delicious apples today for making applesauce. My question: My book says it takes between 1.5-2lbs of apples per quart. How many lbs are in a 1/2 bushel? (I need a scale <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">)
 

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According to the website, a bushel of apples weighs 48 pounds.<br><br>
You can make a lot of applesauce with your half bushel!
 

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According to the website, a bushel of apples weighs 48 pounds.<br><br>
You can make a lot of applesauce with your half bushel!</div>
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Sweetness....Guess I better get peelin'! (I got a hand cranked peeler, I hope it works.)
 

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Yeah, it's a fair amount. I got... hmm... something like 16ish quarts of peeled apple slices from a single 40lb box of apples the other day. Ish, I forget as I've been a good girl and washed the jars and put them downstairs to happily live next to the relish and jams.<br><br>
I need a scale, too. I typically "measure" by how hard it is for me to lift, and compare it to how much the produce is compared to my kids. Not perfect, but better than nothing. <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 don't know if you have a food mill or not, but if you do, theres no need to peel! I made apple sauce yesterday and want to go find some more apples to pick today - and all I did was cut them up into quarters, cook and then put through my mill. Twas super, uber easy!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know if you have a food mill or not, but if you do, theres no need to peel! I made apple sauce yesterday and want to go find some more apples to pick today - and all I did was cut them up into quarters, cook and then put through my mill. Twas super, uber easy!!</div>
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no foodmill but i have a hand cranked peeler. after the apples cook awhile i strain and puree in the kitchenaid blender. the kids like smooth applesauce...they tried grandmas chunky today and they both spit it out-Henri started crying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
i ended up with 6 quarts of applesauce from my 1/2 bushel. they were golden delicuious and they cookdown FAST, soi think thas why i only got 6<br><br>
can u tellim NAK? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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