On September 18, 2018 by Kelly
Learn how to easily freeze your abundance of seasonal apples!
Fall is our favorite time of year, and we’ve eagerly looked forward to fall apple picking. If you’ve made a recent trip to a local apple orchard with your kids, we’re sure it’s resulted in a huge box of apples!
How to Freeze Apples:
- Peel, core, and slice the apples.
*If you just have a few apples, a paring knife or vegetable peeler works, but if you have a large quantity, a peeler/corer/slicer tool is very useful and saves a lot of time.
- Sprinkle chopped/sliced apples with lemon juice to prevent apples from turning brown.
*You can even add spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg along with some sugar to have seasoned apples ready for apple pies or apple crisp!
- Portion apples into freezer bags or other containers, seal, label, and freeze!
Things to Note: It’s important to know that freezing apples will change the consistency and when thawed they will become mushy. You won’t be crunching on them for a snack.
Ways to Use Frozen Apples
- Make homemade applesauce.
- Puree and use as a substitute for oil or eggs in baked goods such as muffins.
- Make apple pie, apple crisp, or apple cake (toddlers, breakfast, and dessert).
- Add to hot, cooked oatmeal.
- Make apple cinnamon muffins, pancakes, or waffles.
- Add cinnamon and sugar, microwave in a bowl until soft, and eat with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
- Try our Apple Mini Menu or create your own apple themed freezer menu with your Membership.
Our Favorite Apple Recipes