What are cooking apples good for?
Make the most of cooking apples such as Granny Smiths and Bramley apples in comforting apple pies, strudels and cakes as well as savoury dishes and sauces.
How do you store a glut of cooking apples?
Store them in a single layer either in an apple rack or in old filing trays. Leave them somewhere cool, dry and dark and frost free. Make sure they are not near potatoes as they can cause the apples to go off.
How do you preserve cooking apples?
To freeze baked apples
- Prepare whole cooking apples as if for baking by taking out the core with an apple corer then brushing the cut part with some of the juice of 1 lemon to stop it discolouring.
- Freeze, then allow to defrost before continuing with your recipe.
Can I freeze whole apples?
The short answer is yes, apples may be frozen whole and with virtually no effort. Washed and wrapped in plastic or sealed in Ziploc bags to freeze, there is no quicker route from orchard to freezer. It may be easy, but bear in mind the end result is an apple that is inconvenient when it comes time to use it.
Can I freeze apples without cooking them?
No matter how you cut them, uncooked apples can be frozen! Yes, you can freeze apples without cooking them. You do not need to cook apples before freezing. Instead, you can blanch the apples to prevent them from browning, especially for sliced apple pieces.
How long do apples stay good for?
How long apples retain their freshness is significantly affected by the temperature, form, and location in which they are stored. The best way to keep apples fresh and ready to eat is to store them unwashed, in whole form, and individually wrapped in the refrigerator. This can keep them fresh for up to 6–8 weeks.
What is the best way to freeze apples?
Freeze Whole Apples
Place on a baking sheet, whole and unpeeled, and freeze them. Once frozen, transfer the apples to freezer bags. Don’t put them in the bag before freezing them or you will wind up with a giant frozen apple clump.