How to freeze dessert apples?

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  • 1 month ago

    peel, slice and freeze in a bag. My mom did it for years that way when her apple tree was bearing heavy. she put enough in one bag for a pie, pushed out as much air as possible and plopped them in the freezer. 

    kswck2, nope frozen apple slices do NOT turn to mush. Did it for years without ending up with mush. Yes, some fruits do but thats mostly berries. Apples do not.

  • 1 month ago

    Skin them, slice them, and freeze them.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Apples once frozen will turn into mush when thawed. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Wash the apples.  Peel if desired and core.  Cut into wedges of the size you intend to use.  Put in zip lock bags with a good tablespoon of granulated sugar and shake to distribute evenly.  Get as much air out of the bag as you can.  One trick is to fill up the sink with water and submerse the almost closed bag making sure to keep the top out of the water and finish closing it.  The water pushes the air out of the bag.  Dry very thoroughly before freezing.

    If you have a lot of apples to do put the apple pieces in a bowl of cold water with lemon juice to stop them from browning.  Once you're ready to bag up drain them and dry them on a perfectly clean kitchen towel, the smooth, not terrycloth kind.  If you only intend to freeze the apples for a short time you can skip the sugar.  It helps prevent freezer burn which is an issue with longer storage.

    PS, don't forget to label and date the bags.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Just put them in the freezer - there's no trick to it.

    BUT, however you do it they will turn into a much when you defrost them. Freezing them is fine if you want to make wine but not if you want to end up with whole apples.

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