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(Wikipedia)   I love apples but eat them inconsistently. Old infirm apples are not at all bad for pie as long as they're not rotting, but I like to try something else. Any recommendations for apples about to go? (Bonus points for savory uses)   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2022-08-13 9:07:29 PM  
Test your throwing arm, huck em over the back fence. Stay in shape by buying 15lb bags and doing this routinely. Take pics of the wildlife that visit in the winter. Wait until a tiny apple tree grows in that spot and use those sour new apples in appletinis as a reward to yourself for keeping up with your fitness program.
 
2022-08-13 9:11:59 PM  
Apple cider vinegar - easy to make and useful.
 
2022-08-13 9:15:47 PM  
Crush up all the seeds you can from every one of those apples.  You're gonna need a few thousand seeds, all crushed up.  Then put that mixture into something that someone will eat.  Then serve that to an enemy.

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2022-08-13 9:16:09 PM  
When we are having sausages (brats, weisswurst, whatever you like) we usually do sauerkraut on the side and slice up an old wrinkly apple to cook with it. Works with fresh apples too, but it's a good way to use the old ones.
 
2022-08-13 9:21:08 PM  
Apple Butter. Serve warm with pork ribs or chops.
 
2022-08-13 9:26:32 PM  
Target practice.
 
2022-08-13 9:33:08 PM  
Oatmeal with apple pieces in extra juice works for us
 
2022-08-13 9:52:46 PM  
This is Fark. Hard cider should be the first answer. If your fermentation goes bad, see the advice about vinegar above. That's good, too.
 
2022-08-13 9:54:40 PM  
Making Real Apple Brandy At Home
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2022-08-13 10:24:05 PM  
 
2022-08-13 10:35:12 PM  

Fingerware Error: This is Fark. Hard cider should be the first answer. If your fermentation goes bad, see the advice about vinegar above. That's good, too.


You want to "sweat" the apples, but you don't want the old wrinkly ones. Also, you'd need about 15 pounds of apples for a gallon of juice, I'd guess closer to 20 for old apples.
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2022-08-13 11:00:54 PM  
I sometimes make stuffing/dressing as a side for chicken or pork chops or roast, and I often include diced apples along with the onions and celery.
 
2022-08-14 12:19:37 AM  
This recipe:

https://thewoksoflife.com/apple-cinnamon-coffee-cake/

Grate the worst ones into the batter (rotten parts removed, of course).  This is a HYOOGE hit when I bring it to work, and it's how I get rid of wrinkly apples.

For savory, slice one thin and put it in the bottom of a crock pot with a sliced onion and bottle of Malta soda if you can get hold of it, otherwise some chicken broth.  Put a pork shoulder roast on top, liberally coated in salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.

Use them in any German cabbage and apples recipe you find.

shiat, add them to any braise.  They'll be fine.
 
2022-08-14 1:09:51 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This recipe:

https://thewoksoflife.com/apple-cinnamon-coffee-cake/

Grate the worst ones into the batter (rotten parts removed, of course).  This is a HYOOGE hit when I bring it to work, and it's how I get rid of wrinkly apples.

For savory, slice one thin and put it in the bottom of a crock pot with a sliced onion and bottle of Malta soda if you can get hold of it, otherwise some chicken broth.  Put a pork shoulder roast on top, liberally coated in salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.

Use them in any German cabbage and apples recipe you find.

shiat, add them to any braise.  They'll be fine.


Never heard of Malta soda before. Sounds interesting to try. Thanks for mentioning it. =)
 
2022-08-14 1:20:55 AM  

Kassandry: Benevolent Misanthrope: This recipe:

https://thewoksoflife.com/apple-cinnamon-coffee-cake/

Grate the worst ones into the batter (rotten parts removed, of course).  This is a HYOOGE hit when I bring it to work, and it's how I get rid of wrinkly apples.

For savory, slice one thin and put it in the bottom of a crock pot with a sliced onion and bottle of Malta soda if you can get hold of it, otherwise some chicken broth.  Put a pork shoulder roast on top, liberally coated in salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.

Use them in any German cabbage and apples recipe you find.

shiat, add them to any braise.  They'll be fine.

Never heard of Malta soda before. Sounds interesting to try. Thanks for mentioning it. =)


:)

You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.
 
2022-08-14 1:30:02 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Kassandry: Benevolent Misanthrope: This recipe:

https://thewoksoflife.com/apple-cinnamon-coffee-cake/

Grate the worst ones into the batter (rotten parts removed, of course).  This is a HYOOGE hit when I bring it to work, and it's how I get rid of wrinkly apples.

For savory, slice one thin and put it in the bottom of a crock pot with a sliced onion and bottle of Malta soda if you can get hold of it, otherwise some chicken broth.  Put a pork shoulder roast on top, liberally coated in salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.

Use them in any German cabbage and apples recipe you find.

shiat, add them to any braise.  They'll be fine.

Never heard of Malta soda before. Sounds interesting to try. Thanks for mentioning it. =)

:)

You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.


makes me wonder how that would work if you just draw off some of the wort from a batch of beer and use that instead. Or hell, just do a small batch of mash on the stove.
 
2022-08-14 1:35:41 AM  

Exluddite: Benevolent Misanthrope: Kassandry: Benevolent Misanthrope: This recipe:

https://thewoksoflife.com/apple-cinnamon-coffee-cake/

Grate the worst ones into the batter (rotten parts removed, of course).  This is a HYOOGE hit when I bring it to work, and it's how I get rid of wrinkly apples.

For savory, slice one thin and put it in the bottom of a crock pot with a sliced onion and bottle of Malta soda if you can get hold of it, otherwise some chicken broth.  Put a pork shoulder roast on top, liberally coated in salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.

Use them in any German cabbage and apples recipe you find.

shiat, add them to any braise.  They'll be fine.

Never heard of Malta soda before. Sounds interesting to try. Thanks for mentioning it. =)

:)

You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.

makes me wonder how that would work if you just draw off some of the wort from a batch of beer and use that instead. Or hell, just do a small batch of mash on the stove.


I imagine it would do just fine.  I mean, you're going to lose the carbonation anyway, so why not?  Just make sure the sugars are there.
 
2022-08-14 1:37:42 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.



I bought a couple malt sodas af Galco's quite awhile ago (more than a year), drank one and didn't like it much, and the other remains in my fridge since I never bothered to toss it, figuring maybe a different brand might be better but never really feeling like trying.  Braising sounds like a great idea.
 
2022-08-14 2:14:17 AM  

aerojockey: Benevolent Misanthrope: You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.


I bought a couple malt sodas af Galco's quite awhile ago (more than a year), drank one and didn't like it much, and the other remains in my fridge since I never bothered to toss it, figuring maybe a different brand might be better but never really feeling like trying.  Braising sounds like a great idea.


Oh you gotta try it.  My favorite is what I said above - pork shoulder roast, salt/pepper/garlic, onions, apples, Malta.  Holy shiat.
 
2022-08-14 2:16:17 AM  

aerojockey: Benevolent Misanthrope: You'll find it in the International aisle, with the Caribbean or Latin American foods.  It's a malted barley drink - I find it... less than wonderful as a drink.  But as a braising liquid it rocks.  Especially with pork.


I bought a couple malt sodas af Galco's quite awhile ago (more than a year), drank one and didn't like it much, and the other remains in my fridge since I never bothered to toss it, figuring maybe a different brand might be better but never really feeling like trying.  Braising sounds like a great idea.


Oh - and many people say Malta India is best, in case you want to try it again.  I personally didn't like it, but I didn't feel too bad about it since I could use for this braised pork recipe.
 
2022-08-14 4:22:43 AM  
Slice the apples into as thin of slices as they can stand
Sautee lightly in butter.
Add sweet green tea and a bit of brown sugar
Cook until the green tea and sugar has reduced and just started to caramelize
Add a little bit of vinegar and stir to incorporate with the carmel sauce

Makes a great side dish for pork chops or roasted chicken.
 
2022-08-14 4:44:09 AM  
They should still be good enough for a delightful treat for the kiddies goodie bags at Halloween.
 
2022-08-14 4:45:42 AM  
Applesauce.

My slightly insane grandmother who never bought a plant product she could grow made KILLER applesauce. Also sauerkraut in crockery in the back yard, ALL the veggies either frozen or canned, and pies. Oh god the pies. <homer>agghhharghyummmm</h>

Where was I? Oh yeah.

Applesauce. A dollop on your pork instead of mint. Throw it over ice cream in early spring before harvest if you've any leftovers.
 
2022-08-14 4:51:20 AM  
Looks like the major areas have been covered. I'd only add that apples (in small amounts) work well in stocks/soup, and are commonly used in ramen broths.
 
2022-08-14 6:40:56 AM  
This does take some advance planning.  Get some weaner or feeder pigs, preferably of an heirloom breed.  Feed them appropriately until they reach the "finishing" stage and then allow them access to the apples.  The result is some tasty pork.

PROTIP:  offer not valid with Red Delicious apple.  According to the orchardist/hog farmer from whom we've bought pigs, hogs don't like those either.
 
2022-08-14 7:19:35 AM  
Squirrel food

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2022-08-14 9:32:29 AM  
I just cored and roasted some aging cosmic crisps with brown sugar and cinnamon. Good alone or warmed with whipped cream.
 
2022-08-14 10:37:59 AM  
put them in a food dehydrator and then ziplock them for Apple Crisps
 
2022-08-14 11:21:19 AM  
 
2022-08-14 11:38:10 AM  
If you want to try a recipe from the past, make a Marlborough Pie; iirc, it has been made in New England since the 1600s. A great way to use up the last of the year's apples.

https://newengland.com/today/food/marlborough-pie/
 
2022-08-14 1:05:37 PM  
Sorry but the idea of a marlboro pie brings up completely the wrong mental image...
 
2022-08-14 1:53:56 PM  
Slice em up, throw em on a baking sheet and bake em with some cinnamon, brown sugar, make syrup, whatever. Nothing like baked apples in the fall.
 
2022-08-14 2:04:47 PM  
Core them, add honey, cinnamon, nuts, raisins... whatever you like and bake them.
For a real treat do them up in a smoker...

But yes, cook with them, everything from 'kraut to pork, as has been said.

Waldorf salad?
 
2022-08-14 2:27:33 PM  
Grind them into applesauce with some spicy peppers.
 
2022-08-14 3:47:11 PM  
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Make as written. Use neutral vegetable oil. Use pecans for the nuts.

I also add a 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice with the cinnamon because i like it spicy. Depends on how fresh and strong your cinnamon is.....

Spray the pan lightly before you dump in the batter. I always use a glass baking dish.

It's done when a test toothpick not in an apple chunk is clean but still moist.

Use a kinda tart apple if you can, granny smith, McIntosh, cortland, etc.

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2022-08-14 5:12:18 PM  

born_yesterday: I just cored and roasted some aging cosmic crisps with brown sugar and cinnamon. Good alone or warmed with whipped cream.


Would you care to maek a donation to the Church of the Angry Fistians?
 
2022-08-14 6:04:15 PM  
also, next time you roast a pork loin or tenderloin don't use a rack.

throw a pile of apple and onion slices and fresh rosemary under the meat. follow the usual roasting recipe other than that.

you'll love it!
 
2022-08-14 9:00:40 PM  
Gastrique
 
2022-08-14 9:23:52 PM  

luna1580: I also add a 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


LET THE SPANKING BEGIN!!

/bad girl
 
2022-08-14 9:28:50 PM  

Percise1: luna1580: I also add a 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

LET THE SPANKING BEGIN!!

/bad girl


uhhhhhh, spanking is a relative privilege, offered to only a few.

but duh, white suburban girl adds pumpkin spice!

😜 💜
 
2022-08-14 10:07:36 PM  
LMAO

Fair enough... ;)
 
2022-08-14 10:47:16 PM  
Calvados apples (apx recipe)
Half stick salted butter
Two apples cored and cut into 8ths
Half cup brown sugar
Quarter cup calvados
Pinch salt
Pinch cinnamon

Brown apples, then add butter til it browns. Add sugar, return to a simmer, then add calvados. Add salt and cinnamon. And be careful, too much cinnamon gives a urinal puck aroma.

Serve over ice cream, pie, pie with ice cream or pie a la mode. But it's best over ice cream. Egg nog ice cream if you can find it, udderwise a good vanilla.

You can finish the sauce with cream too. But I've only had it with ice cream so the added dairy seemed a bit much
 
2022-08-14 11:26:47 PM  
Historically tasty way to eat apples, courtesy of Apicius, reconstructed by the Madrone Culinary Guild. I make this once or twice a year because I love it. We have an apple tree, and the apples tend to the green & sour side, so this is one way we dispose of a few pounds of apples at a pop. Freezes well, too, although the apples soften a bit upon reheating.

Pork and Apple Stew (Minutial ala Matius)
8 servings

Ingredients
1 lb. pork sausage, ground
2 lb. pork blade
3 leeks, large
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp dill, dried
3 lb. green apples
1 cup vinegar, balsamic
1/2 cup red grape juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh mint
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 cups water

Directions
1. Wash all produce.
2. Chop pork blade and boil, with bones, in water until done (20 min.) Keep the stock and meat, but discard the bones.
3. Roll pork sausage into 1" meatballs
4. Slice leeks; mince cilantro & mint
5. Saute leeks with cumin, dill, salt, and pepper until soft and bright green
6. Remove leeks from pan; add meatballs to same pan, brown meatballs on all sides
7. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except apples; cook on high for 4 hours
8. Core apples, then chop apples into chunks & add to stew 3 hours into cook time (1 hour before completion)
 
2022-08-14 11:35:28 PM  

FormlessOne: Historically tasty way to eat apples, courtesy of Apicius, reconstructed by the Madrone Culinary Guild. I make this once or twice a year because I love it. We have an apple tree, and the apples tend to the green & sour side, so this is one way we dispose of a few pounds of apples at a pop. Freezes well, too, although the apples soften a bit upon reheating.

Pork and Apple Stew (Minutial ala Matius)
8 servings

Ingredients
1 lb. pork sausage, ground
2 lb. pork blade
3 leeks, large
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp dill, dried
3 lb. green apples
1 cup vinegar, balsamic
1/2 cup red grape juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh mint
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 cups water

Directions
1. Wash all produce.
2. Chop pork blade and boil, with bones, in water until done (20 min.) Keep the stock and meat, but discard the bones.
3. Roll pork sausage into 1" meatballs
4. Slice leeks; mince cilantro & mint
5. Saute leeks with cumin, dill, salt, and pepper until soft and bright green
6. Remove leeks from pan; add meatballs to same pan, brown meatballs on all sides
7. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except apples; cook on high for 4 hours
8. Core apples, then chop apples into chunks & add to stew 3 hours into cook time (1 hour before completion)


that actually sounds farking phenomenal!

thanks
 
2022-08-14 11:39:02 PM  
For folks curious about the original recipe, here's their original & translated version:

Minutial Matianum: Adicies in caccabum oleum, liquamen, cocturam, concides porrum, coriandrum, esicia minuta. Spatulam porciniam coctam tessellatim concides cum sua sibi tergilla. Facies ut simul coquantur. Media coctura mala Matiana purgata intrinsecus, concisa tessellatim mittes. Dum coquitur, teres piper, cuminum, coriandrum viridem vel semen, mentam, laseris radicem, suffundes acetem, mel, liquamen, defritum modice et ius de suo sibi, aceto modico temperabis. Facies ut ferveat. Cum ferbuerit, tractam confringes et ex ea obligas, piper aspages et inferes.

Minutial a la Matius: In a pot put oil, liquamen, broth, chopped leeks, coriander, and small meat patties. Dice chopped pork shoulder with its rind. Cook everything together. When this is half cooked, put in Matian apples that have been cored and cut into pieces. During the cooking, grind pepper, cumin, fresh coriander or coriander seeds, mint and silphium root pour in vinegar, honey, liquamen, a bit of defrutum, and cooking broth. Mix with a bit of vinegar. Bring to a boil. When it has boiled, break in pieces of tracta and thicken, sprinkle with pepper and serve.
 
2022-08-15 12:52:58 AM  

FormlessOne: Historically tasty way to eat apples, courtesy of Apicius, reconstructed by the Madrone Culinary Guild. I make this once or twice a year because I love it. We have an apple tree, and the apples tend to the green & sour side, so this is one way we dispose of a few pounds of apples at a pop. Freezes well, too, although the apples soften a bit upon reheating.

Pork and Apple Stew (Minutial ala Matius)
8 servings

Ingredients
1 lb. pork sausage, ground
2 lb. pork blade
3 leeks, large
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp dill, dried
3 lb. green apples
1 cup vinegar, balsamic
1/2 cup red grape juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh mint
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 cups water

Directions
1. Wash all produce.
2. Chop pork blade and boil, with bones, in water until done (20 min.) Keep the stock and meat, but discard the bones.
3. Roll pork sausage into 1" meatballs
4. Slice leeks; mince cilantro & mint
5. Saute leeks with cumin, dill, salt, and pepper until soft and bright green
6. Remove leeks from pan; add meatballs to same pan, brown meatballs on all sides
7. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except apples; cook on high for 4 hours
8. Core apples, then chop apples into chunks & add to stew 3 hours into cook time (1 hour before completion)


The only thing I'd change is I'd brown the meat before boiling. It adds maillard reaction products and the texture of meat browned before boiling is superior IME.
 
2022-08-15 12:55:05 AM  

Percise1: Waldorf salad?


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2022-08-15 1:01:38 AM  
Nicely done, Sir!
 
2022-08-15 1:22:14 AM  

Percise1: Nicely done, Sir!


Yeah, but you should see what happened to Waldorf's salad

/it takes courage
 
2022-08-15 9:51:12 AM  

robodog: FormlessOne: Historically tasty way to eat apples, courtesy of Apicius, reconstructed by the Madrone Culinary Guild. I make this once or twice a year because I love it. We have an apple tree, and the apples tend to the green & sour side, so this is one way we dispose of a few pounds of apples at a pop. Freezes well, too, although the apples soften a bit upon reheating.

Pork and Apple Stew (Minutial ala Matius)
8 servings

Ingredients
1 lb. pork sausage, ground
2 lb. pork blade
3 leeks, large
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp dill, dried
3 lb. green apples
1 cup vinegar, balsamic
1/2 cup red grape juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp fresh mint
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 cups water

Directions
1. Wash all produce.
2. Chop pork blade and boil, with bones, in water until done (20 min.) Keep the stock and meat, but discard the bones.
3. Roll pork sausage into 1" meatballs
4. Slice leeks; mince cilantro & mint
5. Saute leeks with cumin, dill, salt, and pepper until soft and bright green
6. Remove leeks from pan; add meatballs to same pan, brown meatballs on all sides
7. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except apples; cook on high for 4 hours
8. Core apples, then chop apples into chunks & add to stew 3 hours into cook time (1 hour before completion)

The only thing I'd change is I'd brown the meat before boiling. It adds maillard reaction products and the texture of meat browned before boiling is superior IME.


You can explain that to the Romans. :) Recipe's as reconstructed.
 
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