Can You Freeze Apples

Can you freeze apples? Yes, you can.

There are 2 main ways to freeze apples which we will go through the steps in this article. You can freeze apples whole or cut them into slices. When you have a lot of leftover apples freezing them is the perfect way to store them for later.

One thing to keep in mind is that freezing the apples does change the texture than that of a fresh apple. But they come in handy in baked goods or a delicious smoothie.

Let’s get started going through the steps on how to freeze apples.

What Are The Best Apples For Freezing

The apples that are best for freezing are Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and Empire Apples.

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What Is The Best Way To Freeze Apples

How To Freeze Whole Apples

I don’t recommend freezing whole apples but if you prefer to here are the steps you would take.

  • The first step is to wash the apples.
  • Next, you will place the apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Put the apples into the freezer.
  • After the apples have frozen then you will remove them from the freezer and put them in an airtight container or freezer bags.
  • Place them back in the freezer to use for later.

Tips

You will want to freeze on the baking sheet first so that the apples don’t stick together. That would make it hard to separate and to store.

How To Freeze Apple Slices

  • The first step to freezing apple slices is to wash the apples.
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  • Then you will peel and core the apple.
  • Next, you will slice the apples to the size that you want them.
  • Fill a bowl with 2 cups of water and 3 teaspoons of lemon juice.
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  • Place the apples in the water mixture and soak for 5-6 minutes.
  • After the time is done, drain the water and let it dry out for a bit.
  • Then you will line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the apples on the baking sheet.
apples on a baking sheet
  • Next, you will place them in the freezer and freeze for 5 hours or overnight.
  • Once they are frozen you will transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bags and place them in the freezer.
sliced apples in the freezer

Tips

To prevent the apples from turning brown make sure to soak in the water and lemon mixture before freezing.

How To freeze Apple Pie Filling

  • The first step is to wash, peel. core and slice apples to the size that you want.
  • Add the apples to a bowl and follow the instructions for the recipe you are using for the pie filling.
  • Let the pie filling cool down for 30-40 minutes.
  • After the pie filling has cooled down then you will place it in freezer bags and put it in the freezer.
  • The pie filling can be left in the freezer for up to a year.

How Long Do Frozen Apples Last?

They can last in the freezer for up to 6 months if stored correctly in either an airtight container or freezer bags.

What Recipes To Make With Frozen Apples

Apple Pie- you can use the frozen apple slices to make a delicious apple pie filling.

Cobbler- use the frozen apples and make a tasty cobbler.

Smoothie- skip the ice and add frozen apples to your smoothie.

Applesauce- frozen apples are perfect for making applesauce.

Apple crisp- make a delicious apple crisp from the frozen apples.

Apple Butter- I tried making apple butter for the first time and it tasted great.

Muffins- save time and use the frozen apples to make apple muffins.

Bread- you could also make apple bread.

Freezing apples is a good way to use up leftover apples. They are also handy to have on hand to use for baking or smoothies.

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Can You Freeze Apples

How To Freeze Apples. Instructions on how to freeze apples.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Can You Freeze Apples, How To Freeze Apples
Servings: 4
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Natashia

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples

Instructions

  • The first step to freezing apple slices is to wash the apples.
  • Then you will peel and core the apple.
  • Next, you will slice the apples to the size that you want them.
  • Fill a bowl with 2 cups of water and 3 teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Place the apples in the water mixture and soak for 5-6 minutes.
  • After the time is done, drain the water and let it dry out for a bit.
  • Then you will line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the apples on the baking sheet.
  • Next, you will place them in the freezer and freeze for 5 hours or overnight.
  • Once they are frozen you will transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bags and place them in the freezer.

Notes

How Long Do Frozen Apples Last?
They can last in the freezer for up to 6 months if stored correctly in either an airtight container or freezer bags.
Tips
To prevent the apples from turning brown make sure to soak in the water and lemon mixture before freezing.