Storage: it’s best to store apples and pears in a cool place or in the fridge. They will keep fresh for weeks in a crisper drawer, unstacked.
Overripe Fruit: do you have some overripe apples or pears? Juice the apples, make a pear-smoothie or use the apples and pears in a hot cereal. In juices or smoothies, you can use the entire fruit. Your Thermomix® will be happy to blend it, core and all!
Save for Later: peel, cut, core, and freeze your excess apples and pears to ensure you can continue making your fall favorites all year long! If you don't want to freeze the apples, cook up a quick apple sauce to eat over the next few days.
Know your Varieties: crisp varieties of apples and pears are best for baking since they keep their shape and also brown very nicely!
Using Apple Sauce: for a ligther dessert, replace some of the butter or oil in your recipe with homemade apple sauce.