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Using up leftover apple peel and cores
Wed 7-Oct-09
7:53 am
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Juwesm

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This should possibly go in the preserving section, but using up apple cores from people's lunchboxes seems so wonderfully frugal, I thought I'd put it here!

On Celia's wonderful blog 'Fig Jam and Lime Cordial', she has instructions for making your own pectin, and describes making 'Compost Jelly' - apple jelly, but made using a stash of frozen apple cores saved from her son's lunches and a bag of apple peel/ trimmings from a neighbour!

http://figjamandlimecordial.com/2009/04/01/compost-jelly/

I wonder if you could even make some sort of apple cheese if you pureed the leftover smush? I've stated stashing my apple cores in a box in the freezer to give this a go.

Wed 7-Oct-09
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Hi Juwesm

Thanks for the link to a great blog.

I have been using left over apple/pear cores and peel to make fruit juice in my fruit steamer and have put the remains through the food mill  (the finest setting or the skins will make it gritty) and voila have made a fruit sauce to pop in the freezer.

I hadn't though of freezing apple cores though - nice one!

Sat 10-Oct-09
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Keep your eye on eBay for steamers - I bought my Mehu Liisa for an amazing £20.00.  It was pick-up only and was in Wakefield (a bit of a hike from Devon!) but my sister lives in Huddersfield and kindly agreed to collect it and lug it down on her next visit south.  Last year I made industrial amounts of apple juice but the steamer has also been pressed into use when I've cooked for more than four people my electrical steamer can cope with.  I've used it for the Christmas pudding, taragon chicken parcels, trout, vegetables, etc. and for hot-water-bathing my jars of preserves. There's a great user manual/recipe pdf at http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10229054/Mehu-Liisa-St.....cipe-Ebook

Sat 10-Oct-09
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Thanks for the link Amanda. My Lakeland steamer came without instructions.

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