What To Do With Extra Apples

We are quickly moving into the time of year where there will be a bounty of apples, so if you end with an excess, you will need to figure out what to do with extra apples so they won’t spoil. 

We live fairly close to the mountains, so every year we head to an apple festival where you can get a huge amount for next to nothing. Until a few years ago, a lot of my apples would go to waste because I simply didn’t know what to do with them!  I would give some away and make apple pies, but after that, what to do with the extra apples?

I started doing a little research and was floored by how many options you actually have – so I started trying some of them.  Today I’m going to discuss some of those options and fill your head with lots of ideas! 

What To Do With Extra Apples

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Apple pie

Who doesn’t love an apple pie?  YUMMY!  Apple pie is fairly easy to make and it freezes beautifully.  You can also cut your pies into slices and freeze those separately.  That way, you can pull out a slice at noon and it will be ready for dessert after dinner!

Apple Cake

Apple cake is one of my great joys in life!   I have loved it since I was around 20 yrs old – ever since my big brother made it for Thanksgiving one year.  I have been in love with it ever since!  It is one of those dessert “comfort foods” , and full of apple and cinnamon goodness.

Apple Dumplings

The ultimate in comfort foods when you are having a bad day or you just want to splurge on something that is yummy!

Apple Turnovers

My mom used to make apple turnovers as a dessert treat for us and what a fantastic treat it was!

Apple Chips

These chips are not only tasty, but they are a good, healthy snack for yourself and your kids

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Applesauce

Applesauce is such as comforting food and a great side dish for just about any meal.  When you make your own, its even better!

Apple Salad

Apple Salad is great way to switch out the regular green salad with your dinner.  These are especially good in the early fall when apples are at the peak of flavor!

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Apple Butter

Most people don’t realize that Apple Butter does NOT contain butter.  It is basically a jam or jellie with a smooth and creamy consistancy like butter.  It is super good and great on toast!

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