See more ideas about freezing apples, apple recipes, cooking recipes. In the 4 th step of the previous section, we talked about how you can preserve apples and prevent browning using lemon juice.
Here are two methods to freeze apples:
How to freeze apples with salt water. How i learned how to freeze apples Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup water in a bowl, mixing until sugar dissolves. Remove apple slices from water and arrange in a single layer on waxed paper on a baking sheet.
Will frozen apples turn brown? First, wash, peel, and core each apple (use sweet apple varieties for best results). It acts as a antioxidant, preventing apple from turning brown.
Apples can also be frozen in a sugar or honey syrup, or dry packed with or without sugar. To avoid browning, dip the apple slices in lemon juice, salted water, or an ascorbic acid solution prior to freezing. Equipment used for freezing apples:
This also works for pears. Let the apples sit in the salt water for a few minutes before taking them out. Give it a lemon soak as outlined above, then give the apples a rinse.
You can also blanch them for a minute or two to stop the enzyme action that causes browning. My favourite method is the dry pack method without sugar (scroll down for instructions). The way i freeze apples is to slice the apples into lightly salted water and remove them and place in freezer bags.
For eating apple varieties like granny smith, cox or golden delicious. How to freeze apples with salt water. Use 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of cold water.
So long as you soak your apple slices in the lemon juice/water mixture, your apples will not turn brown. I tried the salt water method after i sliced tons of apples. Stir the mixture until the salt dissolves, and then add the apple slices.
Instructions follow for how to freeze apples in these ways. Use lemon juice or salt water to stop the apples browning. Then add in the apple slices, let them soak for a few minutes, then drain them.
Stir the mixture until the salt dissolves, and then add the apple slices. Mix the salt in the water. The apple will have a mild salt flavor on the surface, but serious eats says a quick rinse under cold water washes away all the traces of salt.
For this reason if apples need to be stored for a long period. Place fruit into ziploc bags or freezer safe containers; Here (below) are simple directions how freeze apples with or without sugar/syrup.
Soak the apples in salt water to keep the apples fresh. Add 1 sliced apple to mixing bowl with sugar water mixture, stirring to coat slices. The salt keeps the apples from turning brown over time.
Stir the mixture thoroughly until the salt. Drain and place in a freezer bag and add cooled syrup to cover. Once bowl is full, strain fruit and drain water out of bowl.
Place sliced apples in the brine for a few seconds and then drain well. Hey everyone, this is my first time living in the country, and i am loving it. Frozen apples will last up to one year in the freezer.
Place freezer bag into a pie pan and place prepared apples in, freeze bag of apples until ready to make a pie, then defrost. Core the apples then cut into slices around half a centimetre thick, or chop into cubes or chunks. Place one cup warm water in a large bowl.
Stir in salt until dissolved. Salted water (2 tablespoons dissolved in 10 cups water) has also been found to work well in preventing browning of apples. You can also use salt water when lemon juice is unavailable.
Peel and slice apples (can leave skin on them if desired). When you are freezing apples for pies, make sure the apple is skinned, then sliced. If browning is a concern, you can dip apple slices in lemon juice or salt water before freezing.
Sprinkle enough table salt in the water to cover the bottom of the bowl (this is done to keep the apples from turning brown while you are cutting the remainder of the apple) as you cut the apples or pears, drop them into the bowl of salt water; Pat dry, then freeze them lined on a baking sheet. Pour of room temperature or warm water into a bowl along with of salt (table salt is fine).
Wash the apples beneath easy running water. To prepare the salt water, add 1 tablespoon of table salt to 4 cups of water. Apples are normally peeled, sliced, and cored before being frozen, and that they should be preserved the use of both lemon juice, salt water, or fruit preserver.
Pour 4 c (950 ml) of room temperature or warm water into a bowl along with 1 us tbsp (15 ml) of salt (table salt is fine). Next, cut the apple into even, thin slices. How to freeze apples for pies.
Freeze, then allow to defrost before continuing with your recipe. I dunked them in salty ice water in my yeti cooler which has very good insulation and a h2otight seal. Juice of ½ a lemon;
A medium apple yields 12 slices, while a large apple yields 16. I have kept them frozen for several months. Place each slice in salt water as you go along.
Simply peel and slice apples into lemon water as above. I highly recommend these baker’s half sheets Peel the apples if you want to, or leave the skins on.
Place immediately in freezer bags, label, and freeze. Let the apples sit in the salt water for a few minutes before taking them out. Lay the apple slices on a lined cookie sheet in a single layer and transfer to the freezer.
We have 5 prolific apple trees! Water and salt dissolve 1/8 teaspoon of salt into one cup of water—always be careful not to add too much salt. Although with proper storage of apples they retain their freshness for quite a long time, eventually they do begin to loose their texture, crispness and flavour.
Once sliced, dip the apples in a bowl of water with a little lemon juice stirred in (about a tablespoon per gallon) to prevent browning. When done with all apples, stir water a bit to make sure all have been submerged. If you have way more apples than you will be able to use for your immediate use, freezing some of them is a good option.
Soak the apples in salt water to keep the apples fresh.