questionssomeone hands you a bag of apples. what do you do…

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@kfujita: There's already a jar of applesauce in my kitchen. :(

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Applesauce was the first thing that came to my mind.
You could make an apple pie or apple dumplings or cinnamon apples. If you don't want to make those now, you can peel and cut/prep the apples as needed and freeze them for use later.

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go to a friend's house and use their oven to make the apple pie. then run away cackling.

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Baked apples with cinnamon and sugar. We cook them right in our microwave when it's hot out, not quite the same, but still tasty!

Or, buy carmels or candy coating and make candy coated apples! YUM!

But, I ended up with an entire box of apples from a customer at my job. He left one box for each of us, so many apples! Had them for a month before we could eat them all, lol!

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@inkycatz: hmm...let's see what else i got...

apple butter
apple pancakes
no-bake apple pie

ok now i'm hungry

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Make a Waldorf Salad & take it to work. Note: This recipe uses 1 apple & serves 2 - use 10 apples & it will serve 20. Maybe.

Any leftover apples - take them to work, too. Or...if you don't want to spend the money (walnuts & grapes are not cheap) to make a Waldorf, just take all the apples to work.

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Make sure the evil witch didn't just send you any apples.

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@inkycatz: Yum, apples! What kind of apples? Any major restrictions (allergies, etc.)?

I know you have a jar of applesauce, but I'm thinking of something that's not traditional applesauce, but I don't know what to call it. Cut up apples into bite-size pieces, leaving the skin on; toss into pot; turn on stove to medium-low, cook until less firm; I usually start with the pot covered and will uncover towards the end to let some water evaporate. I use both tart and sweet apples (if possible) and throw in some brown sugar if the balance is off; cinnamon might also be a nice addition. It's especially good on vanilla ice cream (which I can't imagine doing with traditional applesauce). I prefer very firm apples for eating, so I make this to enjoy apples that have started to soften.

Also, apples-and-peanut-butter are simply fabulous and a nice protein-heavy snack/meal.

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@neuropsychosocial: Nope, no allergies here. Just a pile of Red Delicious apples. :)

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Chop them finely with lemon juice, cinnamon, and some brown sugar. Makes great fruit salsa (aka apple pie dip).

Or I would cook them up chunky style like others have suggested and freeze them for those cold fall nights ever so quickly coming upon us. You will want the tastes and smells of cinnamon apples then.

My Mom used to peel and core the apple, leave it whole. Put it in a pot on the stove with some lemon juice and some cinnamon red hots. Spoon the juice up over the apples until they are soft and red fleshed. Yum! Yes I know that requires heat. But stovetop does not heat up the kitchen like the oven does.

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Look up (and make!) a good recipe for apple crisp!

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Chocolate covered apples rolled in sprinkles, or coconut, or whatever you choose.

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aw, man, i thought this was gonna be like... a "choose your own adventure" thread. :c

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@j5 & @joshobra: this evil witch only sends stuff in jars.

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@pemberducky: I live to disappoint the rest of the team. Maybe next week I'll do that. :)

Also, do you have a hat like this? I know you like hats.

I have standards now for my image of evil queens!

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Throw them at the back of their head. I hate apples! How dare some random stranger try to burden me with them.

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@inkycatz: ok. no one has suggested fried apples yet. easy, no oven. tasty.

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Make an enormous strudel. Like, party sub length.

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I like using sliced apples to scoop up peanut butter, but apparently I'm weird, because I only get odd stares when I mention it to other people.

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Just realized you'd need a party sub length oven to make that. Oh well. I'd make some strudel and a pie or three.

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@moosezilla: ooh, and oh so delicious with bacon :)

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PIE.

Also useful for making princesses fall asleep. The world's running short on monarchies, but uh... I think the Swedish heir is female. Maybe that'll work?

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Pie of course. Although I love apples and generally have to cut twice as many as needed for the pie as I tend to sample as I slice. I really like just slicing and dipping in a cinnamon and sugar mix if I am not making pie.

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Don't let them go to waste. Donate them to a local shelter; they need them more than you do. :)

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Do you have a food dehydrator? If not, search the Woot warehouse. There's bound to be one lying around somewhere. Dried apples make great snacks and last for ages in the fridge!

Somewhere around here I have a recipe for Fresh Apple Cake that's wonderful. I will post it if I can put my hands on it.

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Fresh Apple Cake

Batter
• 1 ¼ cup liquid oil
• 2 cups sugar
• 3 eggs
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. salt
• 3 cups flour
• 3 cups peeled and chopped apples
• 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
• 2 tsp. vanilla
Blend oil and sugar well. Sift dry ingredients and add to oil and sugar mixture. Beat eggs slightly and add to batter. Add vanilla. Fold in apples and nuts. Grease and flour large tube or Bundt pan, or sheet cake pan. Bake at 250° for 1 ½ hours. Cool and invert. Add topping.
Topping
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 stick butter or margarine
• ¼ cup evaporated milk
• 1 tsp. vanilla
Cook ingredients to full boil. Beat and cool. Spread on apple cake.

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@inkycatz: Ok, this is where I have to say something (& confess I watch that silly show). Those apples ol' Queen Leatherbritches keeps waving around aren't Honey Crisps. They're plain, boring Red Delicious!!! If a doofus like ME can figure this out, you'd think the propmasters would too.

Ok, rant over.
Sliced chilled apples with peanut butter are pretty tasty.
Also, if you have a small toaster oven, you can make this recipe I found without heating up your kitchen:

Filling
Peel & cut apples into bite size pieces
In non-reactive pot, combine apple pieces, 2 TBS butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, & 1/2 cup sugar. Simmer on top of stove for 5 minutes until bubbly & apples have begun to soften.
Spoon into baking dish. Top w/ crumb mixture.
Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown, approximately 15-20 mins.
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Crumb mixture
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS butter
Place dry ingredients in bowl. Cut butter into dry mix until it becomes crumbly.

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Red Delicious aren't really a cooking apple. In fact, almost any other kind is better for cooking.

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I'll throw them at stupid people.
Stupid people are ruining America.

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You say thanks.. then give them to somebody who knows how to bake, preferably a grandma - grandma's make the dankest pies.

I'd like to know how you came up with that clip though.. that must have been an interesting set of search-words.

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@inkycatz: welsh rarebit... only heat required is to heat up the cheese sauce, but that's a whole lot less than baking a pie.

apples, cheese and breadcubes for basic, other stuff can be added like a waldorf salad, I like to keep mine simple.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_rarebit

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Trade 'em for a much bigger bag of Androids?

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I don't like apples at all. Wish I did, but I just can't bring myself to eat them no matter how they are prepared. :(

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I agree with @pooflady: they aren't all that good for cooking. Except in things like cakes and muffins. Apple cinnamon muffins are great. And really, they are worth the warmth in the kitchen.

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@drchops: "applecore donald duck" - it's kind of easy when you remember the running joke :)

I think I'm going to rock some waldorf salad for taking to the office tomorrow, and a crumb for the weekend - that sounds delicious! Then I will prep the rest of them and throw them in the freezer. I'm pretty sure I have enough lock 'n locks to spare for the cause.

I am totally saving the apple cake and other ideas for future rounds of apples. Pies will be made!

@lavikinga: I lol'd at Queen Leatherbritches!

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If they were Granny Smith's or Pippins, I'd put them in the fridge where they'll keep for the better part of forever and eat one a day. I particularly like them sliced up and dipped in either peanut sauce (a concoction I make with peanut butter, ginger, agave nectar, and chipotle powder) or warm cajeta (Mexican caramel sauce made with goats milk). I only like tart apples, although if there's nothing else at hand I will eat a gala or other firm sweet apple. I've got no use at all for the "delicious" varieties, so I'd take them to work and trade them for good will.

My favorite brand of cajeta is sold at Walmarts and grocery stores locally, I don't know if they carry it at stores that are not on the border.
http://tinyurl.com/9aulu4y

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Agree with PIE! Deal with the heat. Almost any sacrifice is worth the awesome goodness of pie. Get some French vanilla ice cream to go with it if you must.