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