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Nov 22, 2013 08:28 AM

What to do with a dozen enormous and terrible Red Delicous apples

Blech. My husband's company gets boxes of these to give out to customers every year, and every year they give each of them employees a few. They're not very good, and the size of small grapefruits. In the past, I have dehydrated them. They're not great dehydrated, but with enough citric acid, at least you can add a little complexity to the sweet on sweet boringness of them.

Anything more exciting/noble to do with them?

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  1. Apple chutney
    Apple-Cranberry sauce
    Roasted w savory spices

    1. core them and plug the bottom with a slice of the core. Fill with butter, brown sugar, chopped pistachio and a hint of nutmeg. then roast

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      1. re: UPDoc

        Grew up doing this, but we also added a spoonful of shredded coconut.

        1. re: treb

          Not far enough out, but our dogs certainly like apples. Maybe that's the solution!

        2. Apple cranberry sauce is good with bad apples.

          1. You could make pomanders (apples studded with cloves and rolled in spices) and put in closets or give as gifts.