I just saw a recipe (that’s not really a recipe at all) for using up these bits that would normally go straight into the compost pile. Actually, I don’t have a compost pile anymore – during the garden remodel that corner of the old garden is now filled with a couple of fruit trees. I’m not sure if I’ll resurrect another compost pile or not. Maybe a little one that doesn’t insult the newly planted box bushes or the rock garden with its little alpine cuteness.
Anyway, back to the apple peels. Spray them with a bit of water, sprinkle them lightly with sugar (or Splenda in my case), spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 120C (low temp) until they are crispy and rolled up like old dead tree bark. Sounds appetising. I plan to try this tomorrow, as it’s “Let’s make more applesauce day!” (groaning heard from Mr Misk)
Has anyone else tried doing this? Was it successful or am I wasting expensive electricity on a half-baked whim?