5 Delicious Recipes To Preserve Fresh Apples

by Tammy Taylor~

Every year my aunt shares with us the abundance from her very productive apple tree.  She always goes through quite a bit of trouble 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 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?

My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomestead

5 Recipes To Preserve Apples

Apple Pie Filling. My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomestead

APPLE PIE FILLING

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!

 

 

Slow-Cooker ApplesauceApplesauce. My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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!

 

 

Apple CiderApple Cider. My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomestead

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.

 

 

 

Dehydrated Cinnamon/Sugar ApplesDehydrated apples. My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomestead

Slices of peeled/cored apples are sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar and then dehydrated.  The result is a delicious, crunchy, sweet apple treat!

 

 

 

Fruit rollups. My aunt shared bushes of apples from her tree, so I sat out to preserve them. Come see my 5 favorite ways to preserve fresh apples. #TaylorMadeHomesteadApple Leather Fruit Roll Ups

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, they’re both delicious!

 

 

~TMH~

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4 thoughts on “5 Delicious Recipes To Preserve Fresh Apples

  1. Nancy

    I haven’t made it to the farmer’s market yet. I had planned on going and getting bartlett pears and apples (everyone I’ve asked about apples said their tree(s) didn’t do well this year). But I did spend last weekend baking pumpkins, processing to get it smooth and freezing the meat (you can’t can pumpkin when it’s been processed for pie). When we went to the pumpkin patch a couple days before Halloween we also went through the corn maze. If you found the answers to all the questions you got a free small pumpkin. We ended up with 5 and I also bought a sugar pumpkin. So I took them home and looked them up. They were called Hooligan pumpkins or my older son said they were called lightning pumpkins in New York. If you get the chance I recommend the white ones. They are orange in the indentation and either white or yellowish (with orange spots) on the part that bows out. I saved seeds so hopefully I can get them to grow next year. They are so sweet and good, but I found the white were a little sweeter. My next project will be making my mom’s recipe for cranberry sauce and canning it. Oh! And I have yogurt (your recipe) in the oven incubating as I write this. Kaleigh love, love, loves homemade yogurt!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Sounds like y’all are having a great time Nancy! I’ve not been to a pumpkin patch for years since my kids were little. And I love, love, LOVE that Kaleigh is enjoying that healthy, homemade yogurt you’re making for her. Go YOU! 🙂 I’ve had to increase the frequency that I make yogurt these days since RancherMan eats it sweetened with my pear preserves almost every morning. But I love that he’s enjoying a healthier option for breakfast these days. ~TMH~

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  2. Mrs Shoes

    I have never made a pie with cooked apples (I generally freeze them cut up, but that does take a lot of freezer space), but we’ve an abundance this year so I do believe I will try canning the filling! Thank you for the idea.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      The canned filling is super convenient to have in the pantry too Mrs. Shoes. RancherMan’s current favorite dessert is by far the easiest to make – rolling apple pie filling in a tortilla, topping with melted butter & cinnamon/sugar and bake for 20 minutes. Done & done! He begs me to make those for him often. ~TMH~

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