Monday, October 13, 2008

What did we do with 5 gallons of apples you wonder?

Getting ready to heat that caramel
dipping the apples
Tanner enjoying a yummy apple
Nate peeling, slicing and coring with our old fashion corer/peeler/slicer
The last caramel apple, 2 of the pies and the ciders....mmm
the waste bag....not much for 5 gallons of apples ey?
worm infested waste

Well I didn't get pics of all the final products because some were eatin up before I had a chance(caramel apples) and I froze one of the pies, but of 5 gallons worth of apples, we made 2 gallons of cider, 3 pies(REALLLLLLY good ones I might add) and 10 caramel apples. There was no waste. What peels were taken off for pie apples, were thrown into the juicer for cider and in the end, we had a wee lil bag of a few rotten....worm infested cores and about 1 gallon of mulch that we took out and fed to our trees and flowers in the yard. I feel so happy about the fact that we were so unwasteful with so many apples.

The Apple Pie Recipe

Crust (makes 2 and bottom basically or 2 for pumpkin pie)

2 and 1/4 C. of flour

1/2 cup oil

1/2 tsp salt

6 tbsp milk

The Pie

7-8 peeled, sliced and cored apples


3/4 C. sugar

1/4 C. Honey

lotsa cinnamon

The way I did it: I browned the apples a tad in a pan with butter, some sugar and cinnamon. I then dumped them in a waiting pie crust. After that, I poured the honey, sugar, and cinnamon on them evenly and laid the top crust over. Press the crusts together to make cutsey crust finger marks and then take an egg white and brush the top of the pie. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. YUMMMMM Best pie ever. Oh and no, NOT diabetic friendly!


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Mary Ellen said...

Ever tried apples in the crockpot? Yum! Sounds good!