27 Things You Can Do With Apples

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27 Things You Can Do With Apples via The Survival Mom

Got apples?  If you’ve got apples, you’ve got the basic ingredient for more than a dozen delicious foods.  Apples are one of God’s best blessings to humanity because they’re a great combination of fiber, nutrients, and delicious! If you have apples, then you need a list of things you can do with apples!

Here are 27 ways to put apples to work, along with a lot of great recipe links!

  1. Apple butter
  2. Pies
  3. Home-canned apple pie filling
  4. Fruit leather
  5. Apple sauce
  6. My Mom’s Apple Kuchen
  7. Apple jelly
  8. Fried apples
  9. Apple pancakes
  10. Dehydrated apple slices
  11. Apple chutney
  12. Baked apples
  13. Cheesecake
  14. Apple juice
  15. Apple pectin
  16. Plant apple trees
  17. Apple cider vinegar
  18. Apple crisp or Cobbler
  19. Apple turnovers
  20. Apple cider
  21. Apple strudel
  22. Plain apple slices, canned
  23. Caramel apple jam
  24. Apple cake
  25. Spiced apple bread
  26. Apple fritters
  27. Indian Relish
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22 thoughts on “27 Things You Can Do With Apples”

  1. Apple peel jelly- This uses the peels (and I always throw the cores in, too). It is fabulous, easy, and it uses all those peels and cores that you get when processing large batches of apples.

      1. This is the recipe I use. I use everything left over from my apple pie, cores and peels.

        Place apple peels (I use cores, too), lightly packed, into a 4.5 qt pot with 5 cups water. There should be about 3-4 inches of peels in the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, put the lid on the pot and allow to stand overnight.

        Strain the liquid into a measuring cup, and make certain you have 5 cups. Return to the pot. Gradually dissolve 1 box of pectin into the liquid and bring to a full rolling boil, over high heat. Add 7 cups of sugar (all at once), stirring to dissolve. Return to boiling, and boil hard for 1 minute.

        Remove from heat, skim foam, and pour into hot ½ pint jelly jars. Process ina hot water bath for 10 minutes.

        You can reduce the amount of sugar, and also easily double and triple this recipe if you have a large enough pot.

  2. A bit off topic here. I was checking out your lists and looking at food storage, and I wonder…can anything be done about the way we download files?? It's horrible…mediafire opens 3 or 4 windows, I have to click a link to download, after I clicked the link from your list, then a new window opens, click again…a new window, etc. I think I got a confirmation that the download completed, but then couldn't find where it downloaded my list to….grrr. Why not just a simple pdf? Or a link ot a web document? There must be an easier way. thanks.

    1. Kat, I HATE Mediafire for just the reasons you mention. Earlier this week I was checking into GoDaddy\’s document hosting option and will try to make an improvement by the end of the year.

  3. Behind our home is an abandoned apple orchard. More than 200 trees, many different varieties, many different harvest times. Very convenient maybe for some kinds of disaster. I harvest the apples nearest our property to help discourage bears from coming too close. Some apples go to our 3 horses. I will give you my grandmothers simple recipe for apple squares. I love it because it uses a lot of apples. I double the recipe and usually freeze squares and put the frozen squares in the kids lunch boxes. By lunch time, they are unfrozen. Best of all, this is super fast to prepare.

    1 c flour
    1/2 c sugar
    Pinch of salt
    1/2 c butter

    Mix, sprinkle 1/2 in bottom of 9 x 9 bake pan. Cover with 4 chopped apples. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and

    Sprinkle with rest of the above flour mix. Bake 400F for 1 hour or until rosy in color. Enjoy!

    1. mmmm .. we’re SO jealous Canadianmom! We’re heading over to Willcox (in SE Arizona) this weekend to get a few boxes of fresh picked mountain apples. 🙂 Thanks for all the tips and links Lisa..!

  4. This isn't really a recipe, but an easy snack. My kids love apple slices and peanut butter. I zap the peanut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Just so its a little warm, its like a dip at that point. The I add different things to spice it up. My kids like honey, coconut, mini choco chips, jelly, etc. They like when I add a little bit of chili pepper and honey to the peanut butter. They will eat the chili pepper/honey pb on apples, carrots, celery, etc.

    1. Many of us have purchased dehydrated apple chips. (Mine are from LDS.) A small bowl of those with peanut butter as a dip would make an excellent no cook and healthy snack….or mini meal if needed. Add a little honey, cinnamon, raisins, etc. to increase the nutritional value.

  5. Dried apple slices keep really well just in a ziplock bag in our pantry. Plus you can keep alot more apples in a smaller amout of space when they're dried. We sprinkle cinnamon on ours – yum!

  6. I thought I’d throw in a ‘working apple idea.’ After you peel the apples for one of your recipe, cover with water and and tea towel for several days/ weeks. Then you have apple vinegar for flavoring or cleaning.

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  8. Although no comments have been left here for awhile, just want to suggest frying up some apples with some onions – WOW. 🙂

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