It seems like such a waste throwing them away, but I’ve never gotten past simmering them for a nice scent.
Waste no more!
I’ve found a few uses for those apple peels that were destined for the garbage! I can’t wait to try them all out!
1. Simmer for a wonderful apple scent wafting through the house
Place apple peels and a cinnamon stick or two in a saucepan with water. Simmer on the stove. Refill the water if it evaporates
2. Make Apple Jelly
3. Apple Tea
This is right up my alley! It makes me want to buy some apples just so I can make some apple tea. Finding Joy in My Kitchen has an awesome looking recipe (and I love her blog)!
4. Apple Spice Potpourri
Chickens in the Road shares how to make and freeze a wonderful simmering potpourri from dehydrated apple peels and cores.
5. Apple Peel Vinegar
Nourishing Days shares how to make homemade apple peel vinegar for approximately half the cost of purchasing it!
Which of these ideas would you like to try out with your apple peels?