My parents bought some land by a lake 30 years ago and, besides enjoying many family gatherings there, we have enjoyed the apples, pears, plums, walnuts and hazelnuts that come free to the family that’s willing to go and pick or gather them up.
So this is what you do in order to have quick access to apples for crips or apples sauce in the winter:
1) wash, quarter, peel and slice apples, throwing them into salted water as you go
( about 1 tsp salt per 8-10 cups water in a large bowl)
2) when bowl is full, pour it into large colander and let cut up apples sit while you continue with the next bowl
3) spread apples on cookie sheets in single layer and freeze until solid, then drop frozen cookie sheet on counter to loosen apples)
4) put apples in ziplock bags, pushing out the air, and store in your own organic freezer section.