DH just came back from working "up north" (Northern California) with a HUGE bag of self-picked apples (He knows someone up there with a very prolific tree)...they are somewhere between winesaps and granny smiths, tasty, sweet and tart..
We are bored with apple pie, can you believe it? Applesauce is a given (my last batch from these apples was wonderful...) but I'm wondering: anyone have any good apple chutney recipes? anything else chowhounds can suggest?
And while I'm at it: It is hard to believe that the small pomegranate tree in front of my new house is so prolific, but it is. About 50 pomegranates need to be eaten NOW or the birds will get them. I love pomegranates, but this is getting ridiculous. Is there an easy way to juice them? probably not, but does anybody have any brilliant ideas other than taking them all to work and letting the staff have a free-for-all?