Storing Bramley Apples
ROSYANNE Posts: 14
in Fruit & veg
My freezer is pretty full with Apple sauce/slices for puddings etc.Made from Bramley Apples.
I have also made Mint Jelly with the Apples which is in small jars to keep us and family supplied throughout the year.
Can i store more sliced up in kilner jars? Haven't got any more room in the freezer so need recipes i can use without freezing.
Would be very grateful for any advice thanks.
If they're perfect, store them on slatted shelves in a dark cool (but frost-free) place. A shed or garage is fine. Don't let them touch, and inspect weekly to spot any that have started to rot. (Obviously, remove these: you can usually cut out the bad bits and cook the rest).
Apple leather is good too, and keeps for ever: Cut 'em up and cook to a pulp (add sugar if you want). Spread it several mm deep on a baking tray (or three) and dry slowly in a warm oven. I put it in at the bottom when cooking something else (a bit too hot); put it in when I turn the oven off; on top of the grill; even on top of a pan.
Once it's dry it'll be pale brown and leathery in texture. Peel it off (you might try greasing the tray first), cut it up into strips or rectangles and store.
They make great 'sweets' (although if you don't add sugar to Bramleys they won't be very sweet) and are 100% fruit of course. Chop finely and sprinkle on cereal or desserts. Soak in water to partially rehydrate and use in a pie etc. etc.
You can do this with other fruit too.
Thanks to Bob Flowerdew!
Yes you can store them sliced in syrup in Kilner jars. Then you can put them straight into pies or crumbles.
For many years I have stored Bramley apples whole in shallow boxes from the supermarket kept in the garage which is cold but frost free. I drop each one into a ("basics") plastic bag but leave it open at the top and then put them quite closely in the box. The beauty of this method is that it is space-saving but also if one does decide to rot it doesn't affect the rest. My apples last through till February or March (depending how many I have) and I have never had a bad year whatever the crop has been like. It may sound counter-intuitive to the purists but I can assure you it works. (Obviously I don't store bruised, nibbled or windfall fruit).
Sorry folks only just got back on this website today. Thanks for all the reply's. I managed to use them all up this year but will definitely use these suggestions this coming year