by Texas Homesteader ~
Apples are super cheap when they’re in season. Don’t you just crave that sweet deliciousness of autumn? Me too!
Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve lots of fresh apples and some delicious apple dessert recipes as well.
What To Do With Lots Of Apples?
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!
So 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!
There were SO many apples that 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.
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But I ended up with lots of apples so I sat out to preserve them all. Do you want to see some of the things I was able to do with a large amount of apples? I
‘m sharing a list below of my favorite ways to preserve them, and some fun apple dessert recipes too.
Just click on the individual links below for more detailed information. Enjoy!
5 Easy Ways To Preserve Fresh Apples
This apple pie filling recipe is straightforward and canning requires just a 20-minute stint in a water-bath canner. Those beautiful jars in the pantry mean 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 I enjoy a steaming cup of cider stirred with a cinnamon stick to warm me 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!
What Easy Apple Desserts Use Apples?
Apples are used often in my favorite Homestead recipes.
So don’t despair if you have lots of apples – try one of these easy ways to Preserve & enjoy them deliciously!
Other Easy Desserts
Cakes, Pies, Cobblers
- Depression-Era CRAZY CAKE – No Butter, Eggs or Milk
- Homemade Peach Cobbler
- Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake
- Mason-Jar Cheesecakes
- Homemade 3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crust
- Apple Crumble QUICK With Pie Filling
- Strawberry Shortcake Dessert
- No-Bake Lemon Icebox Pie
- Fresh Pear Cake
- Easy Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Cake
- Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins Or Bread Loaf
- Cantaloupe Bread w/Pecan Praline Glaze
- Easy Blueberry Muffins
- Fast Dessert: Spiced Rum Fried Apples
- Pumpkin Bread (with Cake-Mix Shortcut)
- Healthier Banana Bread Recipe
- Rich, Chocolaty Homemade Brownies
- Healthier Sweet Potato Chocolate Brownies
- Cake-Mix Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!
- 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Double Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies
- Light & Airy Cotton Candy Meringue Cookies
- Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe
- Banana Pudding – A Hug From The South
- (make your own homemade Vanilla Wafers too!)
- Making Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
- Delicious Banana Pudding Made With Squash Puree!
Ice Cream & Other Desserts
- Easy Homemade Peach Ice Cream
- Healthier ‘Ice Cream’ Using Bananas & Fruit
- Cherry-Pie Tortilla Rolls
- Triple Chocolate Truffles
- No-Cook Chocolate Frosting
- Stir-n-Pour Drizzle Chocolate
- Quick Homemade Whipped Cream
- Easy Honey Glaze
- Homemade Whipped Cream (Sweetened With Honey)
- Cherry Pie Filling From Frozen Cherries
- Peach Pie Filling From Canned Peaches
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