How To: Freeze Apples + 3 Easy Apple Recipes

freezing apples

I love that our house has two apple trees in the back yard. We have been enjoying the apples most of the summer, and this fall so far. I decided that there was a large abundance of apples, so I could freeze them. I love this because they are great for desserts whenever you need a quick dessert.

To freeze apples you will need:

Quart freezing glad bags

permanent marker

An apple slicer, peeler and corer: you can purchase one on Amazon. It makes freezing apples a breeze.

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Using the apple peeler, corer and slicer place the apples on it and go for it. Follow the directions that came with the box. Once sliced place a cap full or two to a bowl of water and let apples soak. This will help prevent them from browning too much. Once they have soaked for a few minutes fill your glad bags. Make sure there is not any air stuck in the bag.  Write on the outside Apples and the month/year on the bag. Toss in the freezer for a later time.

Here are a few apple recipes that you can now use those apples for:

Apple Crisp:

4 cups of sliced apples

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of old fashion oats

1/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 tsp of cinnamon

3/4 tsp of nutmeg


  • Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
  • Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.

Apple Muffins:

2 cups of flour

2 tsp of baking powder

1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of salt

1 cup of milk

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup of butter, melted

1 cup of peeled, cored and sliced apples

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together milk, egg and butter. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Fold in chopped apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Fresh Apple Nut Cake

  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1 ¾ c sugar
  3. 1 c apple sauce
  4. 10 small apples peeled and chopped
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  7. ¼ tsp salt
  8. ½ cup nuts (I used chopped pecans)
  9. 2 c flour
  1. Beat eggs and sugar. Add applesauce. Beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Ovens vary in temperature. Bake 40-60 minutes or whenever cake starts to leave the sides of the pan. I usually find that 50 minutes for 10 chopped apples is plenty of time. Check center with a toothpick for readiness.