Ironically enough, the week before we got our apples Max and I did apple painting and he was so intrigued by the seeds inside. SO the over the next week or two whenever we cut apples he wanted to play with them
We tried our hand at applesauce for the first time which was really fun for everyone! Max was a great helper at peeling all the apples. It was the first year I bought and used one of those nifty apple peelers and it made life so easy, blessings, ha. The boys couldn't keep their hands off the apples when peeling them.
Didn't have any lemon juice to keep them from not turning brown but I read if you soak them in water with a little bit of salt that does the trick too and it did!
too many helping hands makes the work much messier ha
THESE are the delicious muffins I made that Max broke his arm because, ha. Seriously you need to try them. We call them apple pumpkin muffins and they are so dang delicious
1/2 C Flour (you can do wheat flour here, you really can't tell)
2 C Sugar
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1 t soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 C pumpkin
1/2c vegetable oil
2 C peeled, finely chopped apples (about 2 apples)
2 T flour
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
4 t softened butter, cut into dry ingredients
Directions: Combine first 5 ingredients in bowl. Set aside. Combine egg, pumpkin and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients. Stir in apples. fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Top with Stresuel topping. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes (I found it takes less, I'd start checking on them 20-25 minutes)
In just 1 hour we started with 24 and the 5 of us fatties were down to only 8. They're that good.
We also made apple sauce, candy apple pie (my favorite and way easier than regular pie), apple crisp (casey's favorite), and steel cut oats with apples in it too.
Honestly, I wish I had another 24 lbs to go through!