Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

Freezing Apples
We picked a bushel of apples on Thursday, so last night I had about 20 minutes free so I thought I'd start working on freezing some.
  • I usually cut up the apples with a knife, but last night I remembered by apple wedger. I wedged the apples, which nicely decores them also.
  • Then I put them in my food processor to slice or chop. I froze half in slices and half chopped.
  • Using the apple wedger saved A LOT of time. I don't peel my apples. They end up sliced thin enough that no one complains and the peel has extra nutrients and fiber.
  • I put them in freezer bags and marked the number of cups in the bags with a permanent marker.
I was able to get twenty cups of apples in the freezer in the twenty minutes. I couldn't believe how fast it went! With clean up--about 30 minutes.
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SnoWhite said...

Awesome! I can't wait for a freezer big enough to do this.... right now, my freezer is full of berries from the summer, so adding apples doesn't seem like it would work out too well.

Thanks for the tips!

Christy said...

That's it? You don't put them in lemon juice water? that just seems too easy! Hurray, I am all about easy.

Becky said...

You don't need to put them in lemon juice because the lemon juice is basically to keep them from turning brown--which they do anyway when you cook them. An elderly lady let me in on this secret and I've been very grateful.