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    Default Freezing apples?

    If i peel apples can i freeze them sliced up without them turning brown? ,

    do i need to do something like washing them with citric acid first? to stop the browning?

    Can i freeze whole apples????

    ( got lots of apples, no time to cook them before freezing )

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    Peel the apples and slice into a bowl of water with a good squirt of lemon juice added. Then drain and freeze - that should do the trick. However the browning really doesn't matter - when you bake them in an apple pie they go brown anyway.

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    I always cook mine with a bit of lemon before freezing.

    So long as you do not intend to keep them long, you can just freeze them, but do not expect them to taster the same.

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    Thanks, lemon juice it is, itl have to stay raw though as ive no time to cook them

    Im going to have to slice them and dip in water / lemon juice , i have 6 black dustbins full of them.... so its going to take some slicing!
    Ive no idea on varietys, but they taste ok, a black dustbin of them look like cox they seem to be storing ok, but the rest are wonky golden delicious shape /colour ones, they dont look like they will store at all even spread out on shelves they are ripening very quickly and a few have rotted

    i was planing on bags of stewed apple and apple pies and crumbles but i havent got time so i thought if i freeze them i can just make apple pies with frozen apple or stew it when its needed
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    If you get the boxes that apples come in from the supermarket, along with the dividers, then sound apples will store for months in a cool(not cold) place.

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    If you have a juicer you can juice them and freeze the juice in plastic bottles

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    We just peel, slice and freeze, no dipping. They don't go brown but it wouldn't matter for cooking anyway.

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    I just peel mine and slice and keep them in water until i have done enough to fill a bag

    The browning is merely bacteria growing

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