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Recipes for Apple-Picking: What To Do With All Them Apples

Right on the tails of our Crisp Fall Air Fabric Softener launching, we are all itching for some fall apple picking! (Can you taste that sweet-yet-tart flavor?) This quintessential activity is popular for food lovers, bloggers (never miss a chance for a flannel photo op), and families looking to get in touch with seasonal harvesting. Ever wondered what to do with apples after apple picking? One of the best ways to make sure you’re picking in a sustainable way is to ensure you have a plan for using all of the apples that you pick! That might mean making a few recipes right away, baking treats to freeze or share, preserving (future you will be full of gratitude), or getting creative with your friends and family. Here are some of the best things to make with apples after a harvest!

Photo credit: Katherine Baker

Let’s get fresh

If you’re like us, it’s hard to wait too long after the apple picking fun is over to get into the kitchen. Plan a little party or staycation with your friends and serve some of these recipes for freshly picked apples:

 

Bakers, start your engines

We like to gather baking recipes for two reasons. One, because nothing gets rid of the stinky smell of a bunch of fall hikers in the house like an oven full of apple pie, and two, because baked goods can be frozen and stored for months! Raise your hand if you like the sound of apple muffins in the spring! On your mark, get set, bake:

 

Photo credit: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Preserving the magic

Perhaps the most sustainable and savvy way to enjoy these babies is to choose recipes that preserve your apples. These options are great for reusing in recipes later, or enjoying throughout the course of a long winter:

 

Photo credit: Buggy and Buddy

Get crafty!

Lastly, if you’re tired of eating all your apples and want some low-budget fun for yourself or the kiddos, why not try a craft? Here are some fun ideas just to get you started:

 

Feeling inspired? We hope you are! To keep these fall delights as fresh as possible while you make your plans and assemble your various ingredients and tools, make sure to store them in the coldest part of your refrigerator and away from onions and garlic (stinky!) as well as potatoes as they release a gas as they age which causes apples to spoil. You can wrap each apple in paper to delay ripening as well! Now get out there, and make the most of the delightful season. 

Sources:
https://appleforthat.stemilt.com/theres-an-apple-for/long-storage/

https://theeverymom.com/recipes-to-make-after-apple-picking/
https://www.growforagecookferment.com/12-ways-to-preserve-apples/
https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/apple-recipes-to-make-after-you-pick-them

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