How to Turn Apple Pie Scraps Into Applesauce

Recently we bought a big box of apple seconds and (despite the munchkins eating apples at breakneck speed) had lots of apples to turn into apple pie filling.

As I peeled and cored the apples, the pile of scraps kept growing. Rather than tossing them in the trash, why not turn them into applesauce?

First, soak the apples in vinegar water or fruit cleaner and rinse well.

As you peel and core the apples, just dump the peels (and cores, if you want!) into a crock pot.

Maybe I’m not as good a peeler as you, but my apple peelings still had a decent bit of flesh on them (and this way I didn’t feel guilty about that fact!)

Cook the peels for a few hours, stirring occasionally. When the apple scraps are nice and soft, transfer to a strainer/colander.

Strain the sauce from the scraps and cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon (or make Eppli Cakka) and enjoy!

Do you use your apple peels? If so, what’s your favorite use? 

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