Apples, Apples, Apples!

by Katy on October 24, 2014 · 18 comments

I already knew that Portland Nursery marks the price of their apples down to 69¢ per pound the moment their Apple Festival ends, so I was more than happy to accept my friend Lise’s invitation to drive over and scoop up some bargain fruit.

I brought my own reusable bags and helped myself to a hundred pounds of apples.

Katy and apples

Why do I need so many apples? (In the pouring rain, do you see the rain?!)


I swear this single apple could provide enough for an entire pint all by itself!

photo 9

Katy + Apples = Happy!

Katy & many apples

Click HERE to read about how I make my applesauce.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Kristen October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Woohoo! That’s going to be a LOT of applesauce.


Katy October 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

And pie.


Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom October 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

100 lbs wow, I think the most I’ve ever bought was a bushel and that last a long time!


Amy Dunn October 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

Yum, yum.
Love homemade applesauce on the cheap.
A friend and I did 55 pounds last weekend. Got “deer apples,” AKA the bruised and ugly rejects, at the Farmers Market here in Raleigh. Not to one-up you or anything but paid 21 cents per pound. 🙂


Katy October 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I would prefer to pay 21¢ per pound, but I haven’t come across any that cheap. I rationalize the 69¢ by telling myself that the nursery is just a mile from the house and I’m saving money on gasoline by not driving out to the country.


Allison October 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Yikes, 100 pounds is crazy! Our giant Gravenstein makes hundreds of apples, but after giving many away, I was at my limit canning 25 or 30 pounds, which worked out to around 7 quarts. I have a slightly more elaborate process that involves coring and cooking, then straining the peels, putting them through the food processor and adding them to the sauce. My kids really like applesauce muffins.


cathy October 24, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Katy, I’d love to know how you make your applesauce as that’s next on the list (when I finish all the grape juice).


K D October 26, 2014 at 11:08 am

I just made applesauce in the crock pot this morning. My family was excited. I used a variety of apples purchased at Aldi, they are $1.99/3 # bag this week. I am saving the orchard apples for eating.


jessica November 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm

hi there! Are they organic apples? Because that would be a crazy killer deal that I will remember for next year if that’s the case, I don’t by everything organic, but I do try with apples and the sauce because they are way up there on the dirty dozen 😉


Katy November 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Sadly, not organic.


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