Armstrong Apples is always on the look-out for ways to improve your life, your community or a recipe. We're also big into green. If you have any suggestions please let us share it here. Thank you.
1.Use applesauce instead of oil in a cake mix. It will keep moist longer and is freezable. It is healthier and has fewer calories.
2.Use applesauce with your protein powder drinks for flavor, fiber, and nutrition
3.Make applesauce by peeling & coring apples then place them in a crock pot with 1/2 cup water cook for 4 hours. To make apple butter just add sugar, cinnamon, pinch of cloves and cook overnight. To make the apple butter thicker I take the lid off for the last 3 hours of cooking.
According to the Purdue Horticulture Dept. apples are best stored in plastic bags with air holes in a 32 to 40 F refrigerator. Put them on shelves instead of the crisper drawer to permit proper circulation and humidity. Do not store your apples next to bell peppers because of a chemical reaction. Because I keep about 20 bushels of apples each year, I just put them in the garage on an inside wall so that they do not freeze and I have wonderful success that way. Some of our customers tell me they wrap each apple in newspaper and then keep them in the garage or the basement.
An apple in cold storage does delay the ripening process but both the flavor and quality are affected negatively by cold storage. Some apples are better keepers than others. If you are going to eat the apples within the week any apple will be fine but if you want to keep an apple thru winter or for several weeks or months, select an apple variety that will give you the quality and flavor down the road. Honeycrisp is currently 1 of the best keepers on the market. McIntosh is one of the shortest and is best used quickly. We only pick as many apples as we expect to sell within 3 days so that you always get the freshest apple possible.
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County Road B in Campbellsport, WI 53010