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    Angry Tasteless Apples

    I bought a 3lb bag of green apples that are literally tasteless. Is there anything I can do with them? Nobody's gonna eat them out of the bag that's for sure. I'm open to any ideas at all.

    Thanks for helping!!

    Theresa

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    Caramel apples? Mix w/ other apples for cinnamon apple sauce?

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    apple jelly

    need mason jars and fresh lids, puree them, use extra citric acid and sugar to make them taste like something.

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    This recipe is our easy-to-make replacement for apple pie....

    Orange Sauced Apples

    3 T. brown sugar
    1 T. cornstarch
    1/4 t. nutmeg (or apple pie spice)
    1 c. orange juice (I've also used cider or apple juice)
    2-4 medium cooking apples, thinly sliced

    In medium skillet, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and orange juice; blend well. Stir in apple slices. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5-10 minutes or until apples are tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve warm. Yield 4 (1/2-cup) servings:

    Microwave Directions: In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and orange juice; blend well. Stir in apple slices; cover tightly. Microwave on HIGH for 6-7 minutes or until apples are tender and sauce is thickenened, stirring once halfway through cooking.

    I serve this in an ice cream sundae dish sprinkled with homemade granola or homemade gluten crunch. You could also use some type of commercial cereal like Grape-Nuts or Sprouted Grain. The crunchy top is my pastry substitute. It's also great topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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    Buttery Cinnamon Skillet Apples
    (source: The Apple Barn Cider Mill and General Store Cookbook - Volume II)

    1/3 c. butter
    1 T. cornstarch
    1/2 to 3/4 c. sugar
    1/4 to 1/2 t. cinnamon
    4 medium apples, halved, cored

    Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add cornstarch and enough sugar to sweeten and mix well. Add cinnamon and apples. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes until apples are tender, basting apples with sauce occasionally. Arrange 2 apple halves in each of 4 serving dishes. Spoon sauce over each half.

    Yield: 4 servings
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    Crock-Pot Apple Butter
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    How about using them with yogurt fruit dip or Marzetti Caramel Apple Dip, made into a Waldorf Salad....

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    I was going to suggest apple sauce. I love homemade apple sauce and it's soo easy to make. However, Grainlady's Buttery Cinnamon Skillet Apples sound so good, they make me want to go out and buy some apples!

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    ~Very often tasteless apples will taste ok after being cooked. If they're that bad though I would probably make applesauce. Not eating applesauce but applesauce for use as an oil replacement in recipes. It's an advantage if it's bland since you wouldn't want your baked goods overpowered with apple flavor anyway.~

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    Thanks so much ladies! These all sound so good, and I wish I could can them some how right now, but no supplies. So I think because I have all the ingredients in the house, I'm going to make Grainlady's Cinnamon Skillet apples. It sounds wonderful, and I know they'll be a big hit with the family

    I might try ny hand at some applesauce too, just enough to make a small jar anyway. Never done it before, so if nothing else, the experience should be fun!

    Nice of you ladies to help. Thank you again!!

    Theresa

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    Dang it , Nuisance beat me to it!

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    I end up not buying apples because of that reason. It's a shame.

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    You can freeze applesauce. I do that in small containers to use in muffins.

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    I have been faithfully buying Publix organic apples more for flavor than because they are organic. Last week I was out of apples and bought a bag at Walmart. They looked fine but don't taste much better than straw. I agree that is the trouble with apples. Too bad they don't have taster trays in stores for fruits. I would buy more fruit if I could be sure I was getting a good-tasting product.

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    I HATE buying apples anymore because most of them do not have a very good taste anymore. I found Empire apples that I have had really good luck with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuisance26 View Post
    ~Very often tasteless apples will taste ok after being cooked. If they're that bad though I would probably make applesauce. Not eating applesauce but applesauce for use as an oil replacement in recipes. It's an advantage if it's bland since you wouldn't want your baked goods overpowered with apple flavor anyway.~
    Yeah that......or even try making 'eating' applesauce.

    Put some apple juice (tiny bit) in with them to cook them down, instead of water -which they will need if they are dry, and doctor them up with lots of cinnamon (and sugar).......good on toast in the morning.

    I have done this with bad/dry non-cooking apples.......anything to get rid of them and not toss them!

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