This is a view of the green and red apples from my neighbor's yard, hanging over my fence. They are very small and I was tempted to leave them be. I kept thinking what a waste! I had plenty of normal size apples from my own trees that I have already used.
Then a friend gave me some new information when I said I wasn't going to stand around peeling them. Guess what? Applesauce can be made with the peelings left on. She also said she tosses in a handful of red hot candies after they are cooked, in place of sugar, which I don't use anyway!
I had already picked a bag of the green ones without a clear intention of what I was going to do with them. They sat in a corner of my kitchen calling my name for several days. Today I decided to use the information my friend had given me. All I had to do was quarter and core the tiny things and toss them in a large pot with a little water. My son had picked up a box of red hots at Walmart so I decided- why not?
The result was it is the best applesauce I have ever made. I have nine containers in my freezer along with what I had already frozen of my own apples for pies etc.
Now if I could just find someone who could pick and use the over abundance on these two trees I would be a happy camper. My friend's method of not peeling the apples is very easy, but I just don't have the energy or the freezer space to use them up.
If you need apples - call me- PLEASE! I'm in the book.