Frugal Tuesdays: Removing Apple Wax, Apple Peel Tea, & Baked Apple Pork Chops

This Frugal Tuesday is all about apples, because, really, it’s time to get your apple on.

One of my very favorite blogs is Finding Joy in My Kitchen. I met its author, Sarah, last year at, you guessed it, an apple fest, and have been loving her blog ever since. It is full of delicous and simple and seasonal recipes…as well as some handy tips like our first Frugal Tuesday item…how to remove wax from apples.

If you can’t afford to buy organic apples or to get them straight from the orchard, removing the wax from the skin is the next best thing.

image from www.joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com

Our second Frugal Tuesday item also comes from the same blog…Sarah makes a delightful apple honey tea from unused apple peels. I love this idea because with every pie and crisp I make, there is always a pile of unused peels on the counter. This recipe uses those peels to make a really tasty tea. The best part is, you can freeze the tea, so you can make a bunch while you’re peeling apples left and right this fall and enjoy it all winter.

image from www.joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com

Our final Frugal Tuesday item is a recipe I just tried a few days ago. It is the picture of simple with just four ingredients: pork chops, apples, brown sugar, and onions (the original recipe did not have onions, but I added about a 1/4 c. and loved it). Unfortunately, the recipe did not come with an image, so I’ll just share the link here, but I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this, AND it literally took me 5 minutes to put together (and another hour to bake). We LOVED this baked pork chop with apples recipe.

What’s your favorite frugal apple recipe or tip? 

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