My friend gave me two large boxes of Jonathan apples. I was excited to make more apple pie filling. When I opened the first box and saw that the apples were the size of large golf balls, I wanted to throw it all out but realized how wasteful that would be so I made applesauce instead.
(Compare the size of the large Red Delicious apple and the small Jonathan)
I got the first box of apples washed, cut in half and cooked until soft. The apples were put in our handy, dandy strainer (thanks Sheri for the tip about using the drill!) A few days later, I opened the other box. Same size but mixed with some Golden Delicious. Made more applesauce.
It's interesting to see the difference in color of the applesauce. The one on the left is all Jonathan, the one on the right, the mixture. I got 20 quarts.
Now this is what's left after the straining. What do I do with it? I don't want to waste it. Could I make apple core jelly like I did the peach pit jelly? No, probably not since this has been cooked, most of the flavor is already gone. So what can I do with this "garbage?"
Hmmm, I have an idea! Get a brown paper bag.
Put a few cups of the apple garbage in the bottom. Fold over the top of bag, staple shut, and place on the door step.
Light a match and there you have it!
Too bad we're not neighbors!