Homemade Applesauce--I tossed about 10 peeled, cored apples in the crockpot with 1/3 cup of sugar and let them simmer for about 3 hours on high. I then used a fork to mash the apples. Yummy!
Fried Apples--Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan. Add sliced, unpeeled apples to pan. Season to taste with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Yummy!
Mini Apple Pocket Pie--I made a double batch of pie dough for this recipe and cut it into 3 1/2 inch circles using Pampered Chef's Cut 'N Seal. I then sauteed peeled, chopped apples in butter with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. I added about a tablespoon of the apple mixture onto the center of the pie dough circle, folded over and sealed with the Cut N Seal. I brushed with an egg yolk/water egg wash. I flash froze these and baked some at 425 degrees for 16-20 minutes.
Apple Prints--I had to throw an art project in there for my daughter. I cut one apple in half horizontally and one in half vertically to create different patterns (vertical gives an apple outline, horzontal forms a star pattern in the center of the print). We found it easiest to paint the apple lightly and push with a good deal of pressure to get the best print.
I still have a bunch of apples to use so I would LOVE to hear your ideas, recipes and craft projects using apples!