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What To Do With Mealy Apples
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What To Do With Mealy Apples

What to do with mealy apples? And what does it mean when an apple is mealy? Essentially, they are apples that are brown inside and dry. Bear in mind that as apples age, they will become mealy. Moreover, the apple loses its moisture as it ages. In addition to that, it can lose its perfect tart flavor.  So, are mealy apples good for baking? Luckily, mealy apples are perfect for baking delicious treats. For this reason, you can use mealy apples to make apple cakes, apple pie bars, and apple butter pie. So, here are some recipes you can do with your mealy apples. Also, share these with your family and friends.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Are mealy apples good for baking?, how to use very old apples, What does it mean when an apple is mealy?, what to do with mealy apples, what to do with old apples
Servings: 16
Author: Cakedecorist


  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • 9x9-inch square baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Fork
  • Large Spoon
  • Food processor
  • Large cooking pan


For The Crust

For The Filling


  • First and foremost, take your 9x9-inch square baking pan. Then, line it with parchment paper. After that, set it aside.
  • Afterward, process and pulse your flour, powdered sugar, and salt inside your food processor. Then, add your butter and process until the texture is like cornmeal.
    1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp of salt, 8 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • Next, add your egg. After that, pulse until you have a soft and crumbly dough. Afterward, scoop your dough into your prepared 9x9-inch baking pan. Then, press the dough evenly, enough to cover the bottom of your pan. Also, poke your dough over using a fork. After that, freeze for about thirty minutes.
    One pc of egg
  • While waiting for your crust, preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, bake your crust for about 20 to 25 minutes. Likewise, you can bake until it becomes golden. In addition to that, allow your crust to cool.
  • Then, melt your butter inside a large cooking pan over medium-low heat. Afterward, add your prepped apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. After that, stir to coat your apples. Also, cook your apples inside the large pan for about fifteen minutes. Likewise, you can do so until they become soft.
    2 tbsp of unsalted butter, 2 to 4 mealy apples, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract, 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • Next, spoon out your apples. Then, place them into your baked crust. Also, scrape the cooking pan to get all the caramelized juices.
  • Afterward, add your flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter inside the food processor for the topping. Then, pulse until you observe that the texture will be like coarse sand. In addition to that, scatter the crumb on top of your apples.
    2 tbsp of granulated sugar, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • Finally, bake for about 375 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes until they become golden brown. As usual, cool your apple pie, serve and enjoy.
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