Last year I bought three bushels of apples and put them up. They were and are quite tasty. I made apple pie filling, applesauce, apple cider vinegar and apple butter.
This year I again bought three bushels of apples and shared half of a bushel with a friend. I am making dehydrated apples, apple cider vinegar, apple pie filling, applesauce and spiced apple rings.
I canned the applesauce in quart jars last year and this year I plan to can several in half pint jars so they can be taken in lunches. I am also canning some of the spiced apple rings in half pints as well. Those things are more of a treat for us and we don't eat tons of it so it made sense to use smaller jars.
I also plan to dehydrate the apple skins and powder them for flavoring foods. I think I might also make some apple peel jelly.
I've been keeping the dehydrator going for the last few days and it will continue to run until I get done with all these apples.
I think I will take a break from apples next year. We will see.
I just wish I could get peaches by the bushel. You would think I could since they are grown not too far north of here.