Unknowingly, of course, I bought some lousy, mealy apples. I thought, What the hell am I going to do with these now? They sat around on the counter for a few days, then last night I was making pound cake and decided to grated one and add it to the batter. Voila! No waste, the cake turned out really super moist and I didn’t feel guilty about the possibility of throwing them out.
Other ideas I had about using mushy, mealy apples:
Cook them into applesauce
Add to ground turkey, with an egg and garlic, mustard and don’t forget the bitters – for turkey burgers
Grate and add to other fruit for a pie or crisp
Add cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar for your taste to enhance the apple flavor.
I have used apple juice concentrate for sweetener in pies and cobblers, try adding grated apple to berry cobblers or pies – even apple pie to give an added oomph!