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Freezing apple

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LIZS Tue 12-Aug-08 15:39:24

I have been given a bag of apples but they're not going to keep long raw. I would like to freeze them for crumble or apple sauce at a later date. What is the best way to precook and freeze them for reuse ?

liath Tue 12-Aug-08 15:42:07

I tend to cook them fairly lightly - so they are still chunky rather than puree and freeze them unsweetened.

LIZS Tue 12-Aug-08 17:00:57

Stew or bake ?

liath Tue 12-Aug-08 18:10:20

Stew in a saucepan with a little bit of water. Usually cook them for 5 minutes or so.

Reminds me I've loads in the freezer from last autumn blush.

zaphod Tue 12-Aug-08 18:13:12

I froze apple sauce last year, but it tasted funny. I think it reacted with the foil containers I used. Just in case, I'd use plastic containers to freeze, if I were you.

Furball Tue 12-Aug-08 18:18:32

I peel and slice and pop in a freezer bag raw, they're fine.

Overmydeadbody Tue 12-Aug-08 18:19:25

yep zaphod is right, the acidity in the apples can react with foil, use plastic.

Stew them as laith said, or just like you where making apple pie filling, and freeze.

Defrost in the fridge overnight, or at room temp or even in the microwave.

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