I just pulled the remnants of THREE bags of apples from my fridge (why don't I finish a bag before buying another??) and they were all soft and mealy. I cored and peeled them, sliced them up, put them in a pot with water about a third of the way up the apples, and stuck them on the stove. I'll have applesauce in no time! I also put the cores and peels in another pot, covered them with water, and set them to boil. In about 15 minutes, I'll strain it, add the liquid back to the pot, and cook it with some sugar and cinnamon until it's at a jelly temp (I don't have a candy thermometer so I'll just have to guess!). Then I'll put it in a recycled jar and have some apple peel jelly!
I love fall :)