Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yum! Apples

The Husband and I took the Angels apple picking about a week ago. Another reason to love Fall – apples, yum!

We visited the Applewood Farm & Winery out in Stouffville. The Angels love taking the tractor ride out to pick apples. They also love to play in the park afterwards. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

I’ve been a baking machine as of late. We picked 2 bags of apples. We will likely eat 1 entire bag. I’ve been baking apple pies and apple crisp with the other bag.

I like to make the pies / crisp in advance and freeze them. That way we always have something sweet & homemade to pull out of the freezer. Win-Win for everyone!

Here’s a simple apple pie recipe for you:

  • Pie crust – I cheat and buy the pre-made stuff. It comes with 2 crusts. I use 1 for the top and 1 for the bottom. I gently press them together with my fingers once pie filling is done. Poke holes (decorate) with a fork.
  • 8-9 small apples, peeled, cored and cut
  • Squeeze a little lemon over the apples to stop from browning
  • A little bit of flour sprinkled over the apples to help absorb the excess water (I’ve made a few runny pies).
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (you can use more – but apples already sweet)
  • Some cinnamon & nutmeg (as much or as little as you like, adjust according to tastebuds)
  • 2 tbsp of butter cut up and placed all over pie filling.

Cook at 425 F for 15 minutes, turn oven down to 350 F and bake another 30 minutes.

There you have it. An apple pie recipe. It’s quick and easy and….simply delicious.
Yum! Yum!

Happy Baking.

Simply Yours,

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