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    • davholla
    • By davholla 10th Sep 17, 8:10 PM
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    Excess eating apples
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    Excess eating apples 10th Sep 17 at 8:10 PM
    I have more eating apples than I can eat, any ideas what I can do with them? They are fiesta, jester and polero (all cox like apples).
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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 10th Sep 17, 8:14 PM
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    Use them as cooking apples. Pies, crumbles, Eve's pudding (sliced apples with sponge cake on top), cooked till soft then pur!ed to use with custard, ice cream, on toast, as a cake filling, with yoghourt. Apple sauce to serve with roast pork. If you can't decide, just peel and slice them and put them in the freezer to use another time.
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    • By VfM4meplse 10th Sep 17, 8:18 PM
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    Stew them down and freeze. It's also handy to make crumble mix in advance and store in the freezer. Defrost the fruit overnight, add the crumble mix straight from the freezer and bake for a super-easy dessert and brilliant crowd-feeder. Just don't forget the cream and custard!
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 10th Sep 17, 8:42 PM
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    Make apple butter ? Various recipes available courtesy of Google.
    Alternatively you could try peeling and coring them, then slicing them and slow drying/ dehydrating them on trays for several hours in a very low oven to eat as healthy snacks.
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    • By QueenB. 10th Sep 17, 8:47 PM
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    We have been blessed with a massive crop of apples from our little tree this year and I would agree with all the above posts, great ideas. You could also use some in jam or maybe give apple pie vodka a go. I'm not a big drinker but I have used some of my apples to make some of this to give as gifts this Christmas
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    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 10th Sep 17, 9:36 PM
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    Do you have somewhere cool to store them? How well I remember as a child carefully wrapping each apple in newspaper ( so that if it went off, it didn't infect any others) then we put them in drawers in my grandmother 's spare room, and collected a bag full from her every week. Depending on the variety, they keep for months, and if they go a bit soft for your liking, then use as above.
    The classic tarte tatin which I have to make at least once a year, can really only be made with eating apples. British cooking apples don't work.
    You can also bottle them.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 11th Sep 17, 5:02 AM
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    Hi,

    try a sliced apple and cheese sandwich, on brown bread.

    You can also try, tuna, diced onion and diced apple mixed, or use in curries.

    Edit: to that tuna mix you can add lemon juice/cider vinegar or salad cream/mayo.
    Last edited by frugalmacdugal; 11-09-2017 at 5:24 AM.
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    • kittie
    • By kittie 11th Sep 17, 7:28 AM
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    small peeled cubes. Simmer gently for 40 mins with butter and small amount of sugar. A fanatastic base for crumble topping, to die for with crumbled uncooked flapjack mix. Then bake for 40 minutes. Apples off the tree will need to mature before eating raw
    • grunnie
    • By grunnie 11th Sep 17, 7:58 AM
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    I have 3 apple trees and I store the apples in the garage. Wrap in newspaper so they don't touch each other and they will be fine.
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 11th Sep 17, 9:14 AM
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    If you do decide to store some, treat them as though they were eggs when handling and any that get dropped or have marks, use at once.
    • maman
    • By maman 11th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    Similar to other ideas but DH likes to make a compote (seems like stewed apple to me) for topping his morning muesli. I find it handy to add to braised red cabbage.
    • kittie
    • By kittie 11th Sep 17, 12:04 PM
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    I have seven trees and have just picked the last I normally pick, a late eater called christmas pippin, gorgeous flavour btw. A whole month early. All those which are slightly blemished have been brought into the house and I will deal with them in the next few days. The others are now nestled in my slatted apple trays in a cool dark place to eat up to february. My go to way of dealing with the blemished apples is to prep in some way for my freezer
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 11th Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    Another nice recipe is stir fried onions, thinly shredded red cabbage, a mixture of cooking and eating apples , with some chopped frankfurters mixed in. The Bramles dissolve and help create some nice juice whereas the eating apples tend to stay firm. Good served with mashed potatoes.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 11th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    They also make a nice chutney
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 11th Sep 17, 3:46 PM
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    Make apple butter ? Various recipes available courtesy of Google.
    Alternatively you could try peeling and coring them, then slicing them and slow drying/ dehydrating them on trays for several hours in a very low oven to eat as healthy snacks.
    Originally posted by Primrose
    Thanks for this - I had never heard of apple butter but I now have some going in the slow cooker. We have a big Bramley type tree which is producing a lot of windfalls in this weather so it is good to have a recipe for chunks of apple.
    Next question will be how to use it but I'll see if it tastes any good first.

    I love dried apples so I may give that a go next.
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 11th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
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    I'm told Apple butter is delicious on pancakes, hot crumpets and toasted tea cakes as well as toast. I imagine it probably also goes well with porridge.
    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 12th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
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    I you look in American recipe books - or just look online where there are loads of American recipes, you will find 'apple butter' used extensively.

    I am told that it was very popular in pioneering days when getting any dairy stuff was difficult, and of course, it would often not keep. But you could set aside time to prepare apples, and if careful, could boil them down over an open fire. Bottled (Sears used to ship huge numbers of preserving jars) it was then easier to keep than apples which would attract vermin. You then had a tasty store of Vitamin C for the winter.
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