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Anyone have any apple recipes that would freeze well?

tasteeone Oct 16, 2012 08:05 AM

I have a lot of apples left from apple picking this season. I want to make something with them and then freeze it. Any suggestions? I did a google search and the one thing I found that looked promising was apple pie filling.

  1. chefj Oct 16, 2012 02:18 PM

    Oh Yeah,
    Prepared raw Apple Strudels
    Work well in the Freezer as well

    1. chefj Oct 16, 2012 02:14 PM

      Most Apple and Applesauce Cakes freeze very well.

      1. m
        magiesmom Oct 16, 2012 09:44 AM

        applesauce freezes beautifully

        1. t
          tardigrade Oct 16, 2012 09:12 AM

          Not exactly a recipe - I pare and slice the apples, then freeze them in quantities for a pie. They do get brown and mushy when they're thawed, but they're still good for cooking and baking.

          5 Replies
          1. re: tardigrade
            biondanonima Oct 16, 2012 09:45 AM

            I peel and slice apples, then microwave them briefly to soften just a bit. Then freeze in pie-quantity freezer bags. They thaw beautifully and don't turn to mush if you microwave them a bit first.

            1. re: biondanonima
              GilaB Oct 16, 2012 12:45 PM

              When freezing pie filling, which I tend not to do in quantity because I lack the freezer space, I put one pie's worth of filling in a gallon-sized freezer bag, lay the bag inside a pie tin, and freeze like that. When frozen, remove the tin. This way, you have pie-shaped pie filling in your freezer, which doesn't even need to be defrosted before being popped into a crust for baking.

              1. re: GilaB
                tacosandbeer Oct 16, 2012 12:49 PM

                That is genius! I am so stealing that idea!!

                1. re: tacosandbeer
                  GilaB Oct 16, 2012 05:15 PM

                  I can't take credit for the idea, although I no longer remember where I saw it. It's SO handy for both putting away extra fruit, and for having an easy dessert on hand mostly made.

                2. re: GilaB
                  biondanonima Oct 16, 2012 01:42 PM

                  I have done that as well - works like a charm. I generally freeze my apples unseasoned, though, so that if I want to use them for a purpose other than pie, they don't already have cinnamon, etc. mixed in.

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