Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Apples, Apples and More Apples

Our neighbor who lives directly behind us had an apple tree this year that produced about 950 pounds of apples. Wow. We were happy though because they kindly shared the excess with us. Our poor apple tree only produced about 8 apples and I think next year it will be completely dead. So we got two full boxes and got to work.

Both Rob and I love to munch on dried apples so we have dried a lot of them, but we also decided to try canning some. So we made a few batches of apple pie filling to can and then we made some apple crisp. YUM! We still have about a fourth of one box left but I think we will just dry the rest. We are so thankful for our neighbors for sharing their apples. Actually not even a week before they gave them to us I said to Rob " since our apple tree didn't give us any aples this year, we should just go buy a bunch and dry them." So we were lucky and didn't even have to buy any. We love our neighbors!

Here is som eof the apple pie filling we made. Looks so yummy. Now I just need to learn how to make a good pie crust!

The first night we had the apples, we did them all by hand. Rob cut them up and I hand peeled them. Luckily, we have cool sibblings that have an apple peeler/slicer/corer thing that is awesome! And they let us borrow it. Thanks Evan and Shanna. That saved us sooooooo much time!

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