freezing apples

I tried something new this year.  I enjoy canning applesauce and apple butter.  But I didn’t pick many apples this year.  And the ones I picked seemed too precious to throw into applesauce.  

So, I peeled the apples we picked and froze them for apple pie or apple crisp.  It didn’t take long at all, and I know I will be thankful to pull these out of the freezer for  a fast, harvest-fresh treat on a cold winter’s night.

3 c. peeled, sliced apples
1/3 c. sucanat or sugar 
2 T. flour (I use a GF rice flour-based blend)
2 t. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in saucepan and stir on medium heat until apples are starting to cook.  Cool and place into bags.  I measured 3 cups in a bag because 1 bag will make apple crisp and 2 bags will make a pie.  

To use:  Thaw in fridge overnight and follow recipe of your choice.  This is the one we use:


apple crisp
3 c. peeled, sliced apples
1/3 c. sucanat or sugar
2 T. flour (I use a GF rice flour-based blend)
2 t. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in saucepan and stir on medium heat until apples are starting to cook.  Pour into oblong-shaped dish and top with:
¾ c. oats
½ c. sucanat or brown sugar
¼ t. baking powder
¼ c. nuts
¾ c. flour (again, I use a GF rice flour blend)
¼ t. soda
¼ t. salt
1/3 c. melted butter
Mix well.  Sprinkle over apples.  Bake at 375 for 30 min.


This may be the reason why so little apples were picked this year…but he sure is cute!

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