Apple Of My Pie

I’m up to my eyeballs in apples this week.

I’ve spent hours and hours
peeling, coring, slicing, saucing, & freezing …

I have
apple sauce,
apple pies,
apple crisp,
apple cobbler
ready to go!

As I’m sure I’ve told you,
I’m practically famous
(at Mr. 4-Ever’s deer camp)
for my delicious apple desserts.

This week I thought I’d share my two favorite apple recipes.

Easiest Ever Applesauce:

8-10 cups of peeled and cored apples*,
cut into slices or chunks.
1/2 c. water
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
Up to 1/4 c. sugar (optional)

Put everything in a crockpot
cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Your house will smell wonderful
and your applesauce will be delish!

Serve warm or cold.
Freezes well, too.

Mr. 4-Ever’s Favorite Apple Pie:

4-6 apples*,
peeled, cored, & sliced thinly
1 c. sugar
2 Tbls. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients, then combine with the apples.
Arrange in an unbaked pie shell.
(If you use a store bought pie shell,
which is totally not cheating in my opinion,
I recommend the kind in the dairy case
that you unroll and lay in your pie plate.)

1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
4 Tbls. butter

Mix flour and sugar,
then cut butter into dry mixture till crumbly.
Spread over apples in pie shell.

Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Pie is done when topping is browned and filling is bubbling.

*These apple desserts are most successful when you use good baking apples.

I ALWAYS use Northern Spy apples.

Sometimes I mix in some Empire or Jonagold apples.

Don’t skimp on the apples!
You’ll thank me later.

Bon appetit!

What’s your favorite apple dessert?




  1. Janice Vinson on November 4, 2016 at 1:33 am

    I made some applesauce yesterday and didn’t put any cinnamon in. Will take your advice and add some when I make more. I freeze apple slices and use them all winter long. On a cold winter day, the smell of apple sauce is an inviting smell coming from the kitchen. I will try your pie recipe as well. Rhubarb is another favorite of ours. I usually mix strawberries that I have frozen with my frozen rhubarb and it is a good pie. I might try mixing apples next time with the rhubarb and see how it turns out. Have you tried that combination and how did it turn out? I get into my baking moods and don’t know enough to quit sometimes. Thank you for the two new recipes. I will try them both. Have a Blessed Day….. Janice Vinson

    • Robyn Dykstra on November 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Glad you’ll try the recipes. I freeze apple slices/chunks and make sauce all winter, too. Great minds …
      I like rhubarb, too. I’ve mixed it with blueberries for sauce, but not pie. If you try it let me know how it turns out.

  2. Elise Case on November 4, 2016 at 2:20 am

    We do apple pies too it a similar recipe, but no flour in the topping we use oatmeal that way it counts as breakfast food;)

    • Robyn Dykstra on November 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      That’s good thinking!

  3. Braveheart on November 4, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for sharing these recipes. I will try the applesauce tomorrow.

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