How to Use Up All Your Apples
Did you recently get an apple fruit box from Pittman & Davis? If so, lucky you! If you buy Fuji apples regularly, we can guarantee you’ll appreciate the difference between a big Fuji Apple from your local grocery store chain and one from our orchards. If it never occurred to you to order apples online, you may find yourself doing it regularly once you’ve tried a Pittman & Davis apple!
If you feel you have more apples than you can eat, however, you may be concerned about letting these beauties go to waste. Never fear…we’ve got some great recipes and suggestions for using them up so you won’t have to miss one bite of apple-y sweetness!
Make Apple Chips
If you recently got an apples gift and have more than you can eat fresh before they go off, how about making apple chips? Apple chips are a healthy, delicious snack – and easy to make, too! They’re a great alternative to sugary snacks while still satisfying your sweet tooth.
Here’s how to do it:
- Pre-heat oven to 225° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a sharp chef’s knife, slice the unpeeled apples very thin lengthwise. Leave plain, toss with cinnamon or cinnamon sugar, or brush slices with maple syrup if desired.
- Bake apple slices in pre-heated oven 1½ hours. Flip slices and continue baking until darkened slightly and edges have curled (they should still be pliable), an additional 1-1½ hours.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let stand until cool and crisp. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.
Use Apples for Baking
Whether you use apples in your baking (apple pie, apple crumble, apple cake) or just bake the apples themselves, this is a fabulous, traditional, solid way to enjoy the fruit – and one that will make your house smell amazing, too! Yes, yes, we know pumpkin gets all the press for being the quintessential fall treat, but apples are just as good – and even more ubiquitous.
Try our recipe for Baked Apples: Baked Apples
Make Apple Puree
Apple puree can be used in a variety of ways – to make Apple Butter (there’s no butter in Apple Butter; it’s just a thick, smooth fruit puree), apple crumbles, apple pies or just as it is. You can even use apple puree to make an all-natural, delicious fruit leather the kids can take to school! Just spread a thin layer of the puree onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Leave in a low-heat oven (about 175°F) overnight until it can pull away from the parchment easily. Slice with the parchment, roll it up, and store in an airtight container.
No list of apple desserts would be complete without Traditional Apple Pie
Warning: once you’ve tried homemade applesauce, you may find it impossible to go back to the store bought version! Here’s an easy, no sugar recipe that let’s the flavor of the Fuji shine through (who knew it was so easy??):
10 Pittman & Davis Fuji Apples
Cinnamon, to taste
Peel the apples and remove the core and seeds. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Reduce heat, add apples and simmer, covered, until softened and water is absorbed (about 10 minutes). Add cinnamon. Mash with a large fork for a chunky applesauce, or run through a blender for a smoother texture.
Try Apples in Your Favorite Dishes
You’ll find our apple gift boxes can be used to perk up everything from sandwiches (try adding slices to your grilled cheese), salads, soups, breakfasts (like our Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal), main dishes (like our Roasted Duck with Apples ), side dishes (like our Southern Fried Apples) and desserts (Slow Cooker Apple Crisp)!
However you choose to use Pittman & Davis Orchard Fresh Apples, one thing is for certain…it won’t be long before “too many apples” is never a problem for you again.