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One fun fall activity we love to do with our family is to go apple-picking in an orchard, but what do you do with all the apples you pick? One year I went wayyyy overboard because the prices were so good! What uses for stewed apples have I found, well a whole bunch!
11 Must Try Uses for Stewed Apples Perfect for Fall
Sure, you can make applesauce, but there is only so much of that you can use or need. Aside from making apple butter, (which is delicious by the way!) what else can you do?
1. Make an air freshener on the stove.
Just add apple slices, citrus peels, and cloves to a pot of simmering water. You will have a lovely scent of fall in your home. You can usually place this in the fridge and keep it for 2-3 days as well. This also works well in a small crock pot. Just check the water every so often, so the apples don't burn because THAT smell isn't a pleasant one!
2. Do apple stamps.
Ok, not a project for stewed apples but one I loves as a kid, so I have to mention. Just cut out a recessed shape in a half of an apple and use pain to stamp out the shape on lunch bags and even large pieces of paper to make your own cards and wrapping paper. This is a great craft for small children.
3. Bake apples in your oven.
I different way to stew your apples. Just hollow out 4-5 apples and make this mixture to place in them:
½ cup flour, 1 cup oats
½ cup brown sugar¼ cup raw sugar,
¼ cup raw sugar
dash of ground cinnamon,
2 teaspoons vanilla,
½ cup butter, unsalted
You can also throw in a cup of raisins if you like them. Bake at 325 degrees F for 18-20 minutes.
4. Make a pot of apple cider.
Using the juice from the stewed apples. Then also float some apples in it for extra pizzazz. We also make an Apple Cider Sangria for the adults to enjoy!
5. Shred apples and put them in pancake mix.
Many times this is called applesauce pancakes, but I like slightly bigger apple chunks of apple. Top with cinnamon and caramel sauce for an extra special apple pancake. Make sure to use our Homemade Maple Syrup Recipe.
6. Make Dessert.
There is nothing better than the nice smell of an amazing apple dessert baking away! We have listed 25 Delicious Apple Dessert Recipes, and any one of them would be a perfect pick! Honestly, this is one of my favorite uses for stewed apples. I suggest my favorite Fried Apple Pie Egg Rolls.
7. Have a Salad.
Yes, apples cooked in many different ways are used in many salads. Perfect for lunch. We have a list of 10 Apple Salad Recipe Roundup.
8. Have Dinner.
When I had all those extra apples, I knew I'd have to cook many recipes with them and my poor family they endured apple recipes for dinner for many nights. They helped me compiles a list of our favorite 15 Apple Dinner Recipes Round-Up. One of our favorite dinner recipes is our Apple Stuffed Pork Chops and hubby wanted me to stress his favorite recipe is the Applesauce BBQ Spare Ribs.
9. Make Apple Beer Bread.
This is the whole reason we buy apples every fall. We LOVE this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Spice Beer Bread. I look forward to it every fall!
10. Apple Pies.
You can't forget the traditional apple pies. But in our house, we do a bit of a spin on them and make Miniature Apple Pies. They make great gifts to take to neighbors, friends, and family.
11. Can Apple Pie Jam.
If you STILL have too many apples to use up do what I ended up doing. I made a huge batch of Apple Pie Jam. It's soo good and easy to make. We canned it, and I ended up with over 15 jars! We used it in place of our normally jelly on everything from bagels to biscuits and even our Homemade Uncrustables.
Want to know how to stew apples? Check out the video below.
So tell me do you have any amazing ideas for using up the apples your family has fun picking. I'd love to hear about your uses for stewed apples in the comments below.