Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What To Do With Apples

This past weekend was Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Because it's just the two of us, we really don't celebrate it; it's just nice to have a 3-day weekend. I, of course, have been knitting. I have a pair and a half of little mittens now and the fourth mitten (in purple) is well on the way.

In addition to just resting and watching football, we did have some apples to do something with. So, I decided to bake an apple pie... which turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself!

We were given more apples than we can possibly eat before they go bad, however, so we had to do something else with them, besides making apple sauce, that is. John wanted to just cut the apples up, blanch them and freeze them, but I find that the texture's not that nice when you finally get around to using them. I mean, it's fine for apple sauce, but not so much for making pies, and I told him as much.

He went online, hunting for a recipe for apple pie filling. We spent some time peeling apples and stuffing jars, then filling them with the starch, sugar and cinnamon mixture. All in all, you're looking at seven future apple pies!

And we still have apples for eating out of hand!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy, I was craving something sweet last night and that would have filled the bill.