When Hubby took the boys to see his parents during the half-term holiday, he returned with a rather large bag of apples. He confessed that he'd accepted them thinking the children would gobble them up before long, before he found out they were, in fact, 'cooking' apples. So they sat around guilt-inducingly, until today when I finally had time to process the whole
I now have four 1-litre bags of stewed apple for the freezer, and a couple of bottles of extremely tasty apple juice. This may just be my new best thing...
Thrifty Apple Juice
Pack the apple peelings into a deep lidded pan. I had to use my stockpot because I'd peeled thirty-plus apples and had a veritable Mount Peelmore on the worktop. Pour water over to just cover the peelings and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a very low simmer for a couple of hours, then strain the juice and stir in some powdered sugar to taste. Let cool before decanting into (empty wine) bottles with a funnel. Keep in the fridge, or use some to make ice-lollies