"recipes" for apples with no taste?

Any ideas for recipes or uses for zero taste apples? Years ago, we had a diseased apple die back to the rootstock (or what I thought was the rootstock which has been healthy ever since). We let it regrow to make a nice tree which produces apples that look ok but have zero taste (literally no taste, sort of like liquid cardboard with no sweet or sour or tart). I suppose they look sort of like a dull colored red delicious (without the bitter skin taste). I have been slowly grafting it to other varieties… but this year, I will have a bumper crop of zero-taste apples. I thought I would try to use them somehow other than feeding cows (although I will have plenty of edible apples otherwise).

I didn’t do a good job of labeling pics, but the apple probably looks a bit like this (although this might not be the right pic):

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Not that I have any “cardboard” variety, but I do have Red Delicious, which is delicious until it’s not…
Then, I either store it (because our dog eats it until April), or use it to make flapjack (the cereal bar).

Cook any fruit (apples / pears work best), add nuts of choice, ginger/cocoa/chilli/ cinnamon /whatever other spices you like , add oats, a pinch of salt, maybe some honey and coconut oil, (you may skip anything other than oats and fruit) stir well, press in a 1cm layer into an oiled baking tray and bake until as firm as you like your cereal bars.

Another option is to use them to mellow jams or fruit leathers from tart fruit like aronia.

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Yeah, filler for jam or cooked stuff with other fruit that is strongly flavored.

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I would consider a fermentation process, e.g. for vinegar.

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If they are juicy they could add volume to a cider mix

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Yes, I think they are reasonably juicy.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far!

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Good suggestions. If if cooks up nicely then use it as an pie filler or for a apple crisp, using different apples mainly but adding these apples to make it bigger.
Any idea what the apple was before the main trunk died? Or rootstcok it was on?

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Good questions. :slight_smile: It was a farm store purchase that my wife made. The top was probably gala or something like that (it died so long ago that I lost track). I assumed that the rootstock might be m111 but have no idea what apples that might make. I thought they might be like northern spy but these aren’t i guess. The rootstock annually regrows more root suckers that the woolly apple aphids love.

Tough to know what rootstock they put on trees bought at big box stores or even some local nurseries when they get their stock from other places. True, M111 can sucker a lot. The only rootstock that I have that suckers that much is the M111. The M7 does some but not as much as my M111. I think I remember reading the M111 was some sort of Northern Spy apple rootstock derivative, maybe I am mistaken about that.

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