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?