It is something I decided to save in my freezer after processing apples for the sauce. Last fall I bought a food mill similar to this one.
After cooking the apples until soft, you run them through the food mill. The wide, flat area is where the sauce comes out & the cone-shaped attachment is where the skin & thicker apple parts come out. The part I call "gunk". I always cut up the apples before cooking, making sure no seeds are in the cooked apples. I really hate to throw away anything that might useable so I put containers of it in the freezer. I take it out & use it for smoothies in the morning. The pectin in the skin makes the smoothies quite thick after it sets a while so I add more water to thin.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone using apples treated with pesticides. The chemicals are most concentrated in the skin. Please eat organic if at all possible. I know you pay a little more, but the savings come from less doctor visits. Really. Chemicals, bad. Nature, good.
Can you think of more ways to use "apple gunk"?
We are headed to the farm this afternoon..for sure...no doubt about it. Can you tell I'm excited???