|First thing to do is peel and slice your apples. I like mine in apple pie sized chunks. Save the cores and peels for the mulch pile or bury them in the garden... the worms will love you!|
|As you peel each apple slice directly into fruit preserver (follow the directions on the package) or water treated with lemon juice. (2 T lemon juice for 2 quarts of water) This will inhibit the browning so typical of apple slices.|
|When you think you have enough apples for a pie go
ahead and place the apples in the pie plate just as if you were making
Go ahead and press them down and really pack them in. Pile them a bit so you will have lots of apples for you pie when you bake it.
Take these apples and place them in a large bowl. Combine your sugar flour, cinnamon and salt. Pour over your apples.
|Mix to coat apples.|
|Place an oversize piece of tin foil into your pie pan. You want enough overlap to be able to fold the foil over the apples when you fill your pan again. In this picture I had just barely enough... so go ahead and be a bit more generous with your foil.|
|Pour your apples and flour sugar mixture into the foil lined pie pan.|
|Fold your foil over and cover thoroughly.
Place the pan and foil in the freezer.
Tomorrow when the apples are frozen remove the foil package and place it in a large freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible. Seal, label and date.
To make sugar syrup simply combine water with sugar and heat until dissolved. Let this cool before pouring over your freezer container.
|Simply peel core then slice into lemon water as above.
When all apples
are sliced, drain well and sprinkle with sugar. Mix to coat.
You'll need about 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar to each quart apples. I use the lesser amount. You may like more. Or you may want to freeze with no sugar.
|Place in freezer bags, squeeze as much air as possible out of the bags, seal label and freeze. Easy!|
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