Hey everyone! If you’re like me right now, you are swimming in apples! ‘Tis the season I guess. But seriously what am I going to do with all these apples?!? We only have a small tree in our back yard but boy did it produce a lot of apples.
My daughter and I have been eating apples all week and barely made a dent in this bowl so I decided to see if I could find a recipe that allows me to freeze the apples so I can use them at a later date, like Thanksgiving Day or Christmas. I came across this post on Pinterest and decided to give it a go, mostly because I had all the ingredients on hand and it required very little dishes. I’m glad I did because it was yummy and I may have just ate a few spoonfuls before freezing!
First peel and slice the apples. Place them directly in lemon water to stop them from turning brown. This is the worst part of the recipe. I wish I had one of those nifty apple peeling tools. The apples off our tree weren’t very big so it took a long time to get 6 cups. I also would only do 5 cups next time as I had a bit extra after I filled the pie.
Mix together all the dry ingredients then add to a large freezer bag.
Next add the butter pieces. You will see the clumps of coated butter in the bag which is what you want.
Drain apples and add to the bag. Shake the apples to coat them with the dry mixture then seal bag and place in freezer.
Thaw mixture and use it for pies, crumbles, crisps, over ice cream or yogurt or even just by itself. I microwaved some for a few minutes and let my 1 year old have a bit on her oatmeal and she loved it.
As you can see we have a ton more apples to use. What’s your favourite apple recipe?
- 4-6 cups of peeled, sliced apples
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tbsp flour (I used whole wheat as that was all I had)
- 2 tbsp cold butter cut into small pieces
- lemon juice (a squeezed into a bowl of cold water)
- Peel and slice apples into cold water (with lemon juice).
- Mix together sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour into a bowl then pour into a larger freezer bag.
- Add butter pieces to the bag.
- Drain apples then add to bag.
- Shake the bag to coat the apple pieces.
- Seal and freeze.