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 …
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:
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.
What’s your favorite apple dessert?
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
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.
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;)
That’s good thinking!
Thanks for sharing these recipes. I will try the applesauce tomorrow.