If that wasn't enough, we're even luckier to have friends who are willing to share their own home-grown deliciousness.
A couple of years ago The Man bought me an apple peeler to keep up with the annual bounty from Jerry and Jan's apple trees. This year I'm saving a step and not peeling the apples.
The core and the buggy parts are cut out and saved for the Goaty Boys and the Girls. The unblemished skin-on-slices gets tossed into a big pot with a bit of water (to prevent scorching) and it slowly simmers and softens on the fireplace's cook top.
|Apples for everyone: no waste at our house.|
|An unwatched pot.|
A few swipes with the immersion blender purees the apples and peels into a smooth, creamy applesauce.
Yesterday's project was making fruit leathers with the applesauce in my new Nesco Dehydrator.
The dehydrator came with two fruit leather trays and I used parchment paper with the other three trays. The parchment paper doubled as a wrapper. I just cut, rolled, and secured.
Easy-Peasy and tasty too.