Even with a late spring frost, the apple crop has exploded at our house. (Translated to: we actually had apples on our apple tree!)
And then a neighbor gave us some more apples. The birds were starting to peck holes in the apples, so ReeRee and I picked a laundry basket full from our tree. I have apples running out of my ears. Beautiful apples with no spots or worms.
I already made a batch of applesauce, but yesterday ReeRee and I tackled the apple pies.
Lucky for me I found a wedding gift in the closet- an apple peeler and it worked fairly well. My apples weren’t perfectly round, but it was MUCH easier than peeling the entire bushel by hand.
And Cut #4: sorry no picture- my pictures were all blurry, so it is the last and only cut you can make.
In only 4 cuts, you have pieces that can be sliced and a core with minimum waste. This cutting method saved me hours of meticulous coring with a paring knife.
We made one batch of apples into a pie. I used the Pat-in-the-Pan piecrust– crispy and flaky- yumm!
It barely left a dent in our pile of apples. So I cooked up some sugar, cinnamon, tapioca, and sliced apples.
What is your favorite recipes to make from fresh apples?