Crab Apple Banana Jerky – by Naomi

We love when our volunteers share recipes with us! Thank you, Naomi!

Crab Apple Banana Jerky

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed banana
  • 5 cups crab apples

Instructions

  1. Cut away the crab apples and discard the core.
  2. Boil the crab apple pieces in 1 cup water about 30 minutes, until soft.
  3. Puree apples in a blender. Add the bananas, blend.
  4. Place puree about 1/4 inch thick on food dryer leather trays (or use parchment paper); dry for about 12 hours, or until crispy; break into chips.
  5. If you have very tart crab apples, use a higher ratio of bananas. If you have small hard crab apples that are difficult to cut, parboil them first to make them easier to slice and remove the core.
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Crab Apple Maple Beverage – by Naomi

We love when our volunteers share recipes with us! Thank you, Naomi!

Crab Apple Maple Beverage

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crab apples (small hard crab apples work especially well)
  • Water to cover crab apples in cooking pot
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Boil the whole crab apples until soft, crush with a potato masher and strain.
  2. Discard the cores, stems and skins.
  3. Cool the juice, dilute with water to taste and add maple syrup.
  4. I like to serve with ice, you can also add your favourite liquor.
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10 Creative Ways to Use Your Apples – by Christine T

Tired of the same old apple recipe? Looking for unique ways to use your apples? Try some of these fantastic ideas!

 

  • Apple-flavoured BBQ sauce

 

 

      Spice up your meat with the sweet and tart taste of apples. One of my favorite recipes can be found here:

http://www.epicurean.com/featured/apple-city-barbecue-sauce-recipe.html

 

  • Autumn Table Decor/Centerpiece

Dress up your table for fall and feature a variety of apples for your guests. Check out Real Simple for some great photos: http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2009/02/27/fresh-apple-par/

 

 

  • Tangy Apple Salsa

Add to a burger, on the side with meat, or enjoy with pita chips. Try this quick an easy recipe by Rachael Ray: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/appetizer-starter-recipes/green-apple-salsa

 

 

Next Pick & Preserve Workshop – Apple Butter on September 9th!

This is your second chance to make apple butter!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our first apple butter workshop has been rescheduled. This means all you Fruit Sharers have a second chance to attend, make some apple product and take it home with you!

Here are the new details:

Topic: Apple Butter and Freezing Apples
When: September 9th, 2013
Where: St. Mary’s Rd United Church (613 St Mary’s Rd)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: $15

Please email Joanna at fruitshareworkshops@gmail.com to register.