I have been taking a course from Herbmentor.com and was studying wildweeds that can be eaten. While studying and watching videos tonight, I came across one on wild apples. My apples look better than wild (the ones I picked anyway), many on the tree look like crab apples. What I learned also is that no apple is a crab apple, just wild apples. Yes, I can make something with them. I think I will make an apple sauce and get them into the frig tonight just in case they do some funky type thing that the others did last night. I think the sun got to them today. There are worms in alot of them and many bumps and odd shapes on the tree. High up though, are more that I could pick but need a ladder and someone to watch me while I climb. I am getting up there in age you know.
Now my next lesson is how to prune apple trees seeing this is the third one I have in my yard and have not pruned, sprayed or done anything other than pick up the droppings and make apple sauce.
I would love to make apple butter but you need alot. At least with the apple sauce, I can make muffins and breads also.
I froze my apple sauce the last two years in zip lock baggies.
My recipe from Kathy---------
Harvest your apples,
Deworm if need be
Cut up in fourths
Throw in pot
add a bit of water
cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar if you like
After softened, pour into a funnel type of colander, special for apples, and keep mushing with a neat wooden
tool or spoon. Use a potatoe puree type tool, and get all of that nice apple mush away from the seeds and skins.
Don't forget to write this in your recipe book and log the color of your sauce, and how many batches you made. Great for history!