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May 23, 2011 10:29 AM

What to do with old apples that is easy/fast and is not applesauce???

I have seven old and somewhat shriveled Galas that I can't bear to throw away. (If one or two, I would just toss them probably)

They have been in the frige for weeks and weeks and weeks, but look to be sound.

I have plenty of applesauce on hand, so don't want to go that direction.

Do you think they would saute OK?

Yes, I could put them in a cabbage casserole or some such, but I won't be cooking this week.

THanks for all suggestions!

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  1. The sorry looking apples generally make it into oatmeal at my house (cut into cubes, added as you bring your milk / water to a boil. And don't forget the cinnamon!

    1. That sounds delicious, firedcooked. Will try that some day.

      For now, I just need to deal with this batch at once. I am not really eating meals per se at home this week. Family illness.

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      1. re: laredo

        How about an apple crisp.. quick to make, keeps in the fridge for several days, can justify eating as breakfast or late night snack if its a crazy week, especially you throw some slivered almonds in the crisp mixture.

      2. Yes, cooking with the old apples is a good way to use them up.

        Your cabbage idea sounds delicious.

        Apple desserts would be good too - pie, crumble, cake... etc.

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          1. I have sauteed old apples with success - there's no way to know until you try it though. Some varieties suffer more than others from age. I would make a pan of apple crisp, most likely.