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Old 08-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Tons of produce - need ideas!

My MIL just came for a visit and brought tons of produce for us. While that's super thoughtful, I have no idea what to do with it all before it goes bad.

She gave us peppers (white and green), nectarines, green apples, and cherries.

I'd appreciate any recipe suggestions as I'm totally useless in the kitchen.

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Make burgers or somehing & grill peppers or pan fry in oil til start to brown. Fruits u could do in salads or put all fruit to makea frit salad. Pepper 4 omlets, or fried rice.
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Re: Tons of produce - need ideas!

I have surplus of peppers and ended up pickling some last night and canning them. You can also refridgerate pickle them as well if your not into canning.
www.pickyourown.org is a great site for ideas for all sort of veggies/fruits....I go there often.

cherry preserves
applesauce
apple pie filling - frozen
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I have surplus of peppers and ended up pickling some last night and canning them. You can also refridgerate pickle them as well if your not into canning.
www.pickyourown.org is a great site for ideas for all sort of veggies/fruits....I go there often.

cherry preserves
applesauce
apple pie filling - frozen
Thanks for the link!
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Re: Tons of produce - need ideas!

the pepper you could probably just chop and freeze if you don't think you can use them all now. they won't be great for salads later, but you could throw them in things like fajitas, soups, stir fries, etc.

apples, i would make applesauce! peel, core, and chop. put in the crockpot with some cinnamon, a little bit of water (just like 1/4 cup), and sugar if you think you need it and put it on low for 3-4 hours. i've frozen applesauce with no issues for eating later or if you want to bake, apple pie, apple crisp, apple dumplings, apple cinnamon muffins are just a few things that come to mind. i dont' ahve specific recipes, but i would google it.

i'm not sure on cherries since we don't eat them much. good luck though! i'm jealous!
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Yes, I'd wash, chop and freeze the peppers. Lay them out on a cookie sheet in the freezer. When they are frozen, collect them and store them in bags or containers.

I'd stem and pit the cherries and freeze them too, just like the peppers.

And you have apples? I'd make baked french toast and yes, some applesauce too.
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