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what to do with a ton of apples

Discussion in 'The Self-Sufficient Kitchen - From Recipes to Proc' started by the funny farm6, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012
    the funny farm6

    the funny farm6 Lovin' The Homestead

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    today i picked 8- 5 gal buckets of apples. i have the 1st 5 gal cooking into applesauce as we speek.
    i thought i would dehydrate some for the girls for their oatmeal (iam going to be making instant oatmeal packs) and the girls like the apple-cinnamon would i cut those small now and dehydrate, or dehydrate slices and cut them up?

    there are enuff apples to fill those 8 buckets at least 3-4 more times.

    other than apple pie filling what to do with apples?
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    BarredBuff

    BarredBuff El Presidente de Pollo

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    I'd hot pack them in syrup then you can cook apples to go with hams and pork, or fix a variety of fried apples for breakfast. Plus all the applesauces, and you can make apple butter. Send me some!! :drool
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    Mickey328

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    Apple sauce, apple butter, apple pie mix, apple juice...mmmm. That's what I did with mine this year. I made 3 different flavored apple butters. Everything turned out really well.

    How about a few baked apples? I think you'd need to freeze them but those'd be good.
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    Happy to be Me

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    Definitely make some apple butter! I make mine in the crock-pot and it's super easy and so yummy!!
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    BirdBrain

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    Apple cider, apple cider vinegar, dried apple rings that can be made into pies later, apple chutney, apple roll ups ...
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Apple crisp, apple cake, OK, now you're getting me hungry! :drool
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    rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Almost Self-Reliant

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    Wish I could meet you in the middle. I'm about to stress out over a huge orange crop.......tons. No joke. I'd love to exchange some with you, but Iowa to Louisiana for just that.......BooHoo!!! Believe me; I understand your situation and sympothize. I still haven't drunk all the juice I put in the freezer from last year.
    Any middle men out there reading this stuff????
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    the funny farm6

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    i would SOOOOOOO trade for some oranges!!!!

    i dont have a way to juice the apples. but i do have some acv with the mother in it. hmmm...

    apple crisp is tomarow.

    and i can get 7 baggies, 2 cups each per 5 gal bucket of apple sauce.

    and i didnt mention that there are 14 trees where we are getting these. 2 red delish, 2 gala, 8 granny smith, and 2 im not sure of (look like a cross between gala and granny) i am mixing them as i do the applesauce. made plain no sugar added today, tomarow i will do red hot applesauce. it is one of the kids faves, add a pack of the cinnamon red hots to a kettle of applesauce.

    it seems a LOT of people with apple trees here, but nobody does anything with them.
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    Hinotori

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    I always have to make a lot of apple butter when I can get down to my great aunts and strip her trees. Everyone in my family always want lots of apple butter for christmas.

    I love dried apples. Make sure you have enough to snack on, too. That's a great idea for oatmeal packets.
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    baymule

    baymule Almost Self-Reliant

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    Send them to meeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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