by Texas Homesteader ~
Every year my aunt shares with us the abundance from her very productive apple tree. She always goes through quite a bit of effort to make sure I have all the apples I can possibly tote back home!
But in the end RancherMan & I hauled back all we could fit into our small car. I’ll not let any of them go to waste – I set out to preserve all those beautiful apples!
It was a lot of work I’m not gonna lie. But after some time in the kitchen preserving them we have plenty of apple deliciousness in the pantry. Want to see some of the things I was able to do with them?
5 Recipes To Preserve Apples
This recipe is straightforward and canning requires just a 20-minute stint in a water-bath canner. Now I can make homemade apple pie in minutes!
This is the simplest way to preserve fresh apples. Peel/core/slice them and chunk them into a slow cooker to cook down. Then canning them is easy! I’ve made regular unsweetened to enjoy and also use in my baking, and Cinnamon/Vanilla flavored applesauce too!
A delicious byproduct of making applesauce – the apple cider. It’s easy to can too. In the cold winter months enjoy a steaming cup of cider stirred with a cinnamon stick to warm you from the inside out.
Slices of peeled/cored apples are sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar and then dehydrated. The result is a delicious, crunchy, sweet apple treat!
If you have excess applesauce it’s easy to make them into fruit rollups. Just spread them on the dehydrator trays & dry until no longer tacky. Then cut into strips & roll. I’ve made regular and cinnamon/sugar rollups. And they’re both delicious!
- Apple Pie Filling
- Cinnamon/Vanilla Applesauce
- Apple Cider
- Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips
- Fruit Leather Rollups
Other Delicious Apple Recipes
- Homemade Apple Pie
- Apple Pies Baked In Canning Jars
- Single-Serve Apple Hand Pies
- Apple Crumble from Apples in Syrup
- Baked Apple Pie Tortilla Roll
- Quick, Hot Apple Dessert
- Applesticks – Frozen Applesauce Sweet Treat
- Quick Spiced-Rum Fried Apples
- Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins
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