Do you discard the peel of your apples when preparing them for pies and snacks? Many people do. However, did you know there are many creative ways you can use those apple peels? Read on for some creative ideas to tap into instead of tossing them in the trash.

Make Tea

For a soothing fall-inspired tea, steep your apple peels in boiling water, and toss in a cinnamon stick and some honey. If you use the peels of red apples, your brew will be a nice shade of pink.

Whip Up a Smoothie

Not only will your apple peels add a robust flavor to your morning smoothie, they will add a boost of fiber and some extra sweetness. Between blending, keep the peels in a resealable bag in your freezer.

Garnish Salads

Add a dash of flair to your salads with thin-stripped julienne apple peels. This sweet seasonal salad topper is sure to be a hit with your family.

Clean Stains

Got dirty or stained aluminum cookware? Combine the peels with water, bring to a boil in a medium pot, and simmer for 30 minutes. Use this mixture to clean your cookware, as the acid in the apple peels will help to remove stains.

Fold Into Muffins and Pancakes

Chop up the apple peels and fold them into a batch of pancakes, waffles, or even muffins. The peels will give these yummy baked goods a subtle apple flavor while at the same time boosting the fiber content. Add some cinnamon for an apple pie-flavored treat.

Roast Chips

Toss the peels with melted butter and cinnamon sugar, then roast them in the oven for a light, crispy fall snack.

Apple Flavored Water

Add some apple peels to your water bottle for a subtly infused thirst quencher with a hint of fall flavor. 

Make a Potpourri

Dehydrate the peels and combine with a cinnamon stick, ginger slivers and 1 teaspoon whole cloves. Place into a teapot and fill it two-thirds with water, then simmer. Your house will be infused with a sweet autumn aroma in no time.

As you can see, there are many things you can do with those apple peels. Don’t throw them away – put them to good use!

Shop Online With Robinette’s

Don’t have time to come to us? Shop online today, where we offer a plentiful selection of apples and edible gifts, gift boxes, apparel, jams, and much more. Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery is conveniently located at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids, and can be reached at (800) 400-8100.