Do you harvest or can or preserve food?
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.
So, by popular demand,
I’m sharing my best applesauce and apple pie 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, & thinly sliced.
1 c. sugar
2 Tbls. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
9″ unbaked pie crust
Mix dry ingredients, then combine with the apples.
Dump into 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.
In the comments, let me know how it turned out!