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Ways to Preserve Apples

Before Autumn passes us by be sure to save some of the season’s flavor with one or more of these ways to preserve apples.

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Apples are an amazing part of the fall season. They’re great fresh but also preserve well for the long, cold winter.

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Apples are naturally sweet, high in vitamins, and work equally well spiced or plain.

Apples can also often be found rather frugally, ask around most folks who have a tree or two are often willing to share the abundance.

Use these ways to preserve apples and be ready to eat the fall fruits all year long.

Canning Apples

Preserving apples with canning is easy and full of tasty and easy options for long-term, shelf stable options.

Drying Apples

Dried apples lend themselves to a variety culinary purposes from snacks to desserts and everything in between.  They're light and full of filling nutrition making them perfect for road trips, hiking, and more:

Freezing Apples

Freezing is a wonderful option if you have the space and/or are tired of canning or dehydrating.

Other Apple Preservation Methods

Want something a little different than the usual? The following options are full of fun and flavor.

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Monday 15th of August 2016

Don't forget making your own apple cider vinegar!

Linda Loosli

Monday 5th of October 2015

Great article about apples! I love this time of year when I can buy bushels of them and preserve them!