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    I don`t have a recipe, but thats great to have those apples

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    I pull out a stack of slices in the morning when I'm making breakfast and we eat them raw. I put a stack of slices into the ice tea pitcher for flavor. Slices go into glasses home squeezed oj.
    Slices go into the bottom of jello dessert cups and have jello poured over them. When I slice them I stack them into old icecream pails and freeze them that way. A stack will thaw in a half hour quicker if you run water over them. My kids like them semi-frozen I like them in Tea. Also when I make my sangria I put them in there.
    We get oranges, grapefruits and lemons by the 5 gallon bucket from neighbors who can't eat them all. I squeeze gallons of juice. Slice more and even freee some whole. The peels make great scented boils. A few of each peels, some cloves, alittle water and s good shake of pumpkin or applepie spice and the house smells wonderful in no time.

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    Default Apple Pie Filling

    for 7 Quarts

    6 quarts of blanched sliced apples
    5 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/2 cup clear jel
    1 Tbsp cinnamon
    2 1/2 cups cold water
    5 cups apple juice
    3/4 cup lemon juice
    1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)

    If apples lack tartness, use an additonal 1/4 cup lemon juice for each 6 quarts of apple slices



    wash peel, core and slice apples 1/2 inch thick. place in water using ascorbic acid to prevent browning. place 6 cups at a time in 1 gallon of boiling water and boil each batch 1 minute after water returns to a boil. Drain, but keep heated fruit in a covered pot or bowl. combine sugar, clear jel, cinnamon, water and apple juice in a kettle. add nutmeg if desired. stir and cook mixture on mediunm high heat until thick and begins to bubble. Add lemon juiceand boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in cooked apple slices and stir and fill jars immediately/ leave a 1 inch headspace. adjust lids and process. 8 minutes at 5 lbs pressure

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    I usually dehydrate all my apples (and you can find dehydrators really cheap at thrift stores/flea markets/yard sales) and I use them straight dried as snacks (my kids love them), chopped up in muffins, oatmeal, on cereal, on salads, etc. I do envy your abundance though, we love apples and lost our source severel years ago..

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    YUM! I love apple recipes! Have you tried apple butter?

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    All the trees here are loaded to the point of breaking too. I was telling the girl I work with today that I would love to find someone with a tree of good cooking apples who didn't want them. She winked at me and said "I know someone". Come to find out SHE has four or five trees! She said they are LOADED and they are really good for cooking. She said I'm welcome to them if I come pick them! I'm going to get enough to can a good turn of applesauce! YUM!

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    Welll, so far:
    12 1/2 pintsapple jelly
    12 1/2 pintsapple-cinnamon jelly
    10 pints of dutch apple preserves(questionable turnout..lol. had no idea what to expect.)

    On the agenda today?
    un sweetened apple sauce
    apple pie preserves.

    And I haven't even made a DENT in it!

    Thanks for the idea on the oranges! Organic oranges are cheaper than the "conventional" oranges, and I wasn't sure what do so I didn't by many. now I can do freeze in wedges for the kids breakfast!
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    I wish I saw this post before I posted in Question and Answer...
    Can someone read my post there? Or I could type it all back out here. Which ever you'd like. Please. Thank you.

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    I don't have any recipes or ideas for you, but yummmm am I ever in the mood for warmed apple slices with cinnamon over ice cream....

    Good luck using them all up - it sounds like a real challenge
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    Grate the apples and freeze them in amounts that your recipes call for. I grate them for apple bread in winter - my recipe calls for one cup. So I grate a bunch of apples and freeze in one cup portions. Just pull out the amount I need for apple bread.
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    I bought "2nd" apples for 10$/bushel. Today I made 12qt chunky applesauce. Wash, core, cut into chunks, cook- using 8qt pot with about 3c h2o. Half way cooking I add Fresh Fruit. I just pour some in-I don't measure. Stir often. Cook till soft & add sugar & cinnamon to taste. When cooled I freeze in qt freezer bags. Taste delish. Last year I found lemons cheap. I sliced them, single layer on cookie sheets. When frozen, put in freezer bag. I used them all winter in my iced tea. I like the idea of grating apples for bread.. will do that 2morrow/thanks!
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    I hope to find time this week to get out to our orchards.

    would love to make a bunch of things up and freeze them.....have them all ready for baking.

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    I have had too many apples every year, and I haven't even been spraying or taking care of the trees. Main reason was that there was just too much to do, and I didn't know how to take care of the trees.
    So this weekend I am spraying all the trees, and will probably have 2 pickup loads of apples by late summer.
    I also have pairs, apricots, and peaches.
    For the girls and I, I am sure we will be totally overan by fruit!

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