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Making use of windfalls  

Cat.: General stuff
09. September 2010

We had a massive rain storm a couple of days ago and one of our nice eating apple trees lost about a third of the apples. Not quite ripe but pretty much there. They would not store and there are only so many apples you can eat so what to do?

Well I have a Finnish steamer which seems to be designed for such an event. Full it with water and apples (washed and halved) and then just steam away for an hour or so. What you end up with is a sweet apple juice. I tend to put most of the juice into sterile bottles and then heat in a water bath and it will keep for a good 6 months.

The photos show the steamer – the top is where the apples go (second picture) .

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