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Oct 16, 2012 08:05 AM

Anyone have any apple recipes that would freeze well?

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.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

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

          1. re: tacosandbeer

            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

            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.

      2. applesauce freezes beautifully

        1. Most Apple and Applesauce Cakes freeze very well.

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