It's apple time

@savypat (20248)
United States
September 27, 2010 12:00pm CST
I love it when the apples are fresh off the tree. My favorette thing is apple crisp with whipped cream. I just learned that to keep your apples fresh, put them in a plastic bag, punch some holes in it and place it on the top shelf of the refrig. This keeps them crisp longer. See even old dogs like me can learn new tricks.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Sep 10
Why the top shelf?
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
27 Sep 10
They get more air circulation there.
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@GardenGerty (88933)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Sep 10
I will have to try that when I get new apples. I like them cold and crisp. I made a great apple crisp last week, and then I also made a pear crisp with gingersnaps. Yum. It is fall and it is time to enjoy all of those things.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Sep 10
I've got to try that pear crisp with gingersnaps. I put my apples in the fridge and 24 hours, they do taste way better.
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
30 Sep 10
I would have never thought of that trick because I have a lot of Tupperware Fridge Smarts that I use in my fridge for all of my produce. The reason that I use this is because of the fact that I got them for pretty cheap and it is something that is completely reusable. My absolute favorite thing about apple season though is apple cider. There is a cider mill near here that has the best cider that I've ever had in my life. I'm thinking about making a trip out there this weekend.
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• United States
29 Sep 10
I've always kept my apples in the fridge. But since the apples are just coming into season they are not staying around a real long time. My Aunt just brought me a 10lb peck of apples 2 days ago and we are down to say 3 or 4 apple. Can you say tell my kids love their apples?!?! Though I don't cook with them much at all I don't like cooked apples.
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• Canada
28 Sep 10
Im lucky to live in the "apple country" as they call the area I live in. We're surrounded by apple trees and orchards. The only problem is the traffic at this time of the year as so many "city folks" come over to pick their apples. I havent bought apples at the supermarket ever since I moved here...theres nothing like fresh picked apples. My sister in law has a few trees on her property and I now have one fridge filled with apples, so I'll be busy cooking for the next week. I can usually go back to the orchard near where I live to get them until xmas. They have huge fridges to keep them and they're open to locals only :) Enjoy your apples and Im truly sorry for those who cant grow them or live in a country where you can grow them.
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@his0yir (258)
28 Sep 10
We recently picked a lot of apples from trees on the side of the roads. We used half of them to make an apple crumble, an apples pie and apples juice. The rest of apples will be store in the cellar since it is cool and dry there as our fridge is always full of all kinds of sauce, leftover and vegetables. But I think I will use this weekend to make the rest of them into apple pies and keep them in the freezer, so we will have some handy desserts any time we want!
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@dragon54u (31297)
• United States
28 Sep 10
I will try that! I have some apples in the fridge bin right now that are pretty old but they haven't rotted yet. I keep resolving to make some apple crisp or something out of them but never seem to get around to it. Maybe I'll chop them all up tonight and cook them just so they don't go to waste!
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
28 Sep 10
Fresh crisp apples with whipped cream, that sounds so delicious! I’ve never had such a combination but I am sure to try it now! I mentioned it to my daughter who loves apples and her eyes lit up! I appreciate the hint about keeping apples in plastic bags with holes I may just try that too! Love fresh apples!
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
28 Sep 10
I love apple crisp warm, with french vanilla ice cream it's out of this world. I'm looking forward to apple season this year and have promisd my 7 year old that we will take a field trip to apple hill to get us fresh apples. Plus I love to check out all the crafts they have up there. Thanks for the tip on how to keep them fresher longer I hadn't heard that before.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 10
Apple trees doesn't grow in our kind of climate. I like eating apples but it is so expensive here like all other imported fruits. The veterans are seasoned people, they know more tricks than the younger ones.
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