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Best Ways To Store And Use Apples

What is the best storage for apples? Can you freeze apples? How long do apples last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store apples. Store in a breathable bag in the low-humidity drawer.

If you plan to use your apples sooner rather than later, store them at room temperature. Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than in your fridge.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 to 4°C.

Can I Freeze It

Yes.

Slice apples, quickly cook them in boiling water, drain and then freeze in a single layer. Once frozen, they can be packed into bags. You can use the frozen apples to make apple cake or apple sauce.

Fresher For Longer

One bad apple can spoil the barrel, so keep an eye on your fruit. Separate out fruit that is ripening more quickly than the others. However, don’t throw bruised apples away. Cut off any brown parts and chop the rest into wedges for a snack, grate into a salad or use it in your baking.

Use It Up

Add wrinkly or soft fruit to your smoothies. Apples past their best are also great in pickles, chutneys or even added to a curry. Stew old apples to make apple sauce or use them up in a crumble.

Did You Know?

To prevent sliced apples from browning, toss with one part citrus juice and three parts water.

You can use apple peels to make tea, flavour fresh water, make a jelly or syrup, or add to smoothies.

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