Apples to Apples Tips This Apple Season

Great Ways to Use a Pound of Apples

What are you going to do with all those apples this year? Perhaps you went apple picking on the weekend, or maybe your grocery store was having an incredible sale on apples, so you came home with five pounds. No matter how you ended up with so many apples, we have just the right tips to make sure you don’t waste any apples.

Applesauce

Applesauce is one of the best ways to use up some extra apples. Applesauce is fairly easy to make, and you can customize it with whatever spices you prefer such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The best part is that you don’t have to sweeten it if you don’t want to. Many of the applesauce brands on the market today contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

If you have a baby, applesauce is a great way to use up those apples. Baby food labeled as “apples” is nothing more than pureed apples. If you make your own apple baby food, your baby will be getting fresh food for less.

Dessert Anyone?

Apple pie and apple crisp are two great choices for using up an abundance of apples. Both are easy to make, and they’re both much more economical when you bake them at home rather than buying them at the grocery store. Just make sure you share a pie with your neighbor.

Apple Salad Just Like McDonald’s

Have you noticed recently all the healthier food options McDonald’s has added to their menu? It’s just as easy to make an apple salad at home. Thinly slice at least two varieties of apples. Green and red varieties provide both an interesting visual contrast and a yummy variation in taste. Throw a handful of nuts on top of the apple slices and toss together.

The above suggestions work well for another staple fruit of the fall season-pears. So don’t be shy. Buy apples and pears when they’re on sale and get busy in your kitchen.

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