When we visited our friends in Beeston recently we came home with the gift of a box of windfall apples from trees in their garden. They were a mixture of Bramley cooking apples and an unknown desert apple variety.
When we got them home they were sorted into those that needed dealing with at once and those that could wait a day or two. The first batch were peeled, chopped, bagged and frozen.
The next day we found some 'wonky' plums in a nearby supermarket. They didn't look in the least 'wonky' to me but luckily they had also been reduced in price. They were chopped and quartered and the rest of the apples prepared for making jam.
Today the last few apples have been chopped and cooked and made into a crumble.
Some of the frozen apple pieces may sometime in the future be turned into chutney or perhaps more crumbles.
Two pots of jam will be taken back to Beeston as a thank you. Sharing - just one of the joys of windfall apples.