This weekend we found ourselves overwhelmed with a large amount of apples that needed to be used up. We set to work making them into applesauce and dried apple rings, but we hit one snag — we don't have an apple corer. Instead we busted out some circular cutters to pull double duty. Although many households have an apple corer (and that's just fine), we don't keep one in ours. We tried a few Kitchen Cures ago to eliminate anything that only had one purpose and thus, the apple corer was donated. Our apple cutting needs have been taken care of by knife up until now, but when you have 100 apples staring you in the face, suddenly, you find yourself looking for a faster method of getting things done.
To core our apples we simply used a metal cutting ring (small cookie cutter) on our peeled and halved apples. It worked perfectly and reassured us that even when you think you simply MUST have a certain things in your kitchen, 9 times out of 10, there's always a way around it!
These apples ended up in the dehydrator, although you can use your oven to accomplish the same thing with fruit that's on it's way out and needs to be used up.
Related: Tip: Drying Fruits And Vegetables In The Car
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)