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What do you do with your leftover apple peels?

Discussion in 'Recipes and Tips' started by PampMomof3, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    I know I'm not going crazy thinking you can do something with these and kool aid but what is it? We just did 4 apples and thought you could make gummys. :blushing:

    Please help!!!:)
    Aug 28, 2007
  2. jenniferknapp

    jenniferknapp Legacy Member Gold Member

    Ummmm, I made them last Fall, hmmm! I can't remember the recipe...

    While I was just searching, I found a recipe for making candied apples from scratch, I never knew the ingredients:

    Candied Apples
    10 Servings

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 teaspoons vinegar
    2/3-cup water
    1 package cherry kool-aid
    10 apples

    Mix sugar, vinegar and water. Boil until mixture reaches 300-degrees; cool. Stir in Kool-Aid. Put apples on sticks and dip into mixture quickly.

    end of hijack;)
    Aug 28, 2007
  3. Kathytnt

    Kathytnt Senior Member

    Compost??? LOL!
    Aug 28, 2007
  4. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

    You read my mind!!!!
    Aug 28, 2007
  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

    Apple Peel Jelly

    Place apple peels, lightly packed, into a 4.5 qt. pot with 5 cups of water. There should be about 3-4 inches of peels in the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and boil for 15 minutes, stirring as little as possible. Remove from heat, put the lid on the pot, and allow to stand overnight. (Optional, add a cinnamon stick when you let it sit overnight.) Strain the liquid into a measuring cup, and make certain you have 5 cups. Return to the pot. Gradually dissolve 1 box of pectin into the liquid and bring to a full rolling boil, over high heat. Add 7 cups of sugar (all at once), stirring to dissolve. Return to boiling, and boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat, skim foam if necessary, and can into ½ pt. jelly jars. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
    Aug 28, 2007
  6. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

    We feed them to the cows. ;) Although, after seeing that so incredibly disgusting skittles commercial, I'm not sure that I'll allow dh to do that anymore.
  7. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

    Gummy Worms made at home!
    Oct 23 '02

    The Bottom Line OOoo! Worms?!?! Yes, yummy worms!

    By popular request, I am posting a recipe I have been handed from unknown sources on how to make homemade Gummy Worms. This is in response to my review of the Pampered Chef Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer, and what to do with your leftover apple peel.

    So without further ado...

    "Gummy Worms"

    After peeling apple with Apple Peeler Corer Slicer throw the moist peels in a zip lock bag and pour in your favorite flavor of DRY jello (do not use sugar free). Shake until peels are well coated.

    Lay them out on a flat stone and bake at 250 degree for 30 - 45 minutes (depending on the amount of peels).

    I have also heard that you need to only bake them for 15-20 minutes.

    I plan to make some soon, so I will let you know how it goes for me. If you do try it, let me know how it goes for you, and I'll add it to this review!

    Good luck, and peel more apples and eat more worms!

    Aug 28, 2007
  8. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

    you can toss the peels with some jello powder and bake at like 250 on a stone til they get glisteny and then cool them...
    Aug 28, 2007
  9. jenniferknapp

    jenniferknapp Legacy Member Gold Member

    AH HAH! Thats the recipe....I kept thinking "a koolaid packet is so small" ....
    Aug 28, 2007
  10. mombird4

    mombird4 Member

    What happeneds to the Stone? It seems like the jello would stain it.
    Aug 28, 2007
  11. jrstephens

    jrstephens Legend Member

    We throw ours in the garbage;)
    Aug 28, 2007
  12. baychef

    baychef Legacy Member Silver Member

    Add them to a pan of water with cinnamon (and if you prefer, cloves) and have them simmer on the stove. Makes a great popurrie (I can't spell that dang word...looks like poopie to me!:eek: )
    Aug 28, 2007
  13. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member


    This has been another useless fact from the brain of Ann. :)
    Aug 28, 2007
  14. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    I can't believe there is this many replies. I forgot I even posted the question and threw away the stupid peels!! Oh well! I was looking for the gummy worms so THANK YOU Janet!!!:thumbup:
    Aug 28, 2007
  15. lacychef

    lacychef Legend Member

    I also heard once to dip them in a bowl of syrup & then in bird seed; then string up in the trees!
    Aug 28, 2007
  16. yummy4tummy

    yummy4tummy Advanced Member

    This is where my goats and horses come in handy!
    Aug 28, 2007
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