We ended up with about 1/2 a bushel of apples, a large quantity of asian pears and root vegetables to process this weekend, so I decided to see how many ways I could prepare apples in one weekend.
The first thing that I decided to make was apple and pear chips. They are very easy to make and are a great snack.
Next I made the first batch of applesauce for winter canning. Ended up canning 10 jars of applesauce for the winter.
Next I made another crockpot full of applesauce to make fruit leather. I filled all 9 trays of the dehydrator with the apple mixture and let it process for 4 hours. The leather was then cut, rolled and stored in air tight containers that can be used as treats for the next few months.
The last apple item that I made this weekend were some baked apples as an after dinner treat for Sunday.
We love apple season — the trees promise to provide some more apples this season, so it should be interesting to see what other apple treats we create this season.
Our cold season food preparation is starting to slow down, so maybe I can get back to quilting in the near future… a girl can alway hope…
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.