Storing in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator is the ideal environment and will keep the apples at their best. If storing in a basement or garage the temp should not go below 32 degrees. Use shallow baskets or boxes lined with newspaper. If there are multiple layers of apples, separate with newspaper. If an apple goes bad this helps protect others.
Freezing apples – Slice or dice the apples, toss the pieces in lemon juice then freeze on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, transfer to zip-top bags and your apples are ready for any recipes desserts, smoothies, cakes, muffins, breads or pancakes.
Freeze apple pie filling in a lined pie plate then once frozen, pop it out and wrap for storage.
Adding apples to a curry or as a side for pork or chicken. Dice your older apples and pan fry them in a little butter and olive oil to get a sear on them but keep them firm. Once cool I package them in freezer bags and mark them as savory apples. This gives a savory use for apples that are going. Warm them through, add any leftover roasted root veggies and toss with basmati or jasmine rice and for a yummy side dish.