Last Christmas, I left all of my Christmas shopping until the last minute. I found it tricky getting items delivered on time and felt quite nervous as I felt I’d left it all too late. I also ended up spending more than I originally wanted to. This year, I have vowed to start my Christmas shopping earlier and I have even started thinking about saving money this Christmas with Cath Kidston discount codes.
It is that wonderful time of year again, where collecting fallen apples and making apple pie is a must. My son absolutely loves apple pies, especially when we have been able to collect the fallen apples from his Great Gran’s apple tree. Here is how to blanch apples. My Mum has been doing it this way, for what seems like, forever.
What to do if you have too many apples: how to blanch apples
We managed to collect a few too many this year. We really don’t like seeing food go to waste. I peeled, cored and blanched the apples that were spare. I made sure to put them in bags, labelled with the date. After this, I put them into the freezer so that we could make more apple pies later.
Each bag needs to be left to cool before putting into the freezer. I usually keep my apples in there for a few months. I have read that they are ok to be frozen for about a year but ours are usually all used up by December or January.
You can find our dairy free and egg free simple, yet delicious, apple pie recipe on the blog in a couple of days. Make sure you look out for it. It is a recipe that has been passed down the generations in my family. We hope you enjoy it!
Which other recipes are you thinking of making now that you know how to blanch apples? It would be great to hear your suggestions (we have quite a lot of apples in the freezer now!).
I have been busy buying sweets for my daughter’s recent birthday party. We spent some time looking at the different sweets on offer in our local Morrison’s store. Not so long ago, we would often browse in the old fashioned, traditional sweet shop just down the road from us. The owner retired so the shop isn’t there any more. All three of us were actually quite sad about this. Looking at those old goodie jars and telling my children my own childhood memories, stirred up by the rows of containers with red lids, was wonderful. I couldn’t believe that I had forgotten so much.