some more apple love

we're still working through our box of apples here. so far we've been enjoying them as apple sauce and just as they are! i have just frozen a little batch of apple sauce and i'm not planning on preserving that much more either. there are some kilograms of frozen blackberries i had picked in summer that are waiting to be processed... so later in the week i will make an apple pie and the rest will probably be munched up just like that - out of the box!

oh yes and when i say apple pie - it's not the classic apple pie that you might know. i never made one and feel a little intimidated about it. unless somebody knows an absolutely foul-proof recipe, i might give it a try. otherwise it will just be our traditional apple cake, which i may share too...

have a great day!


simona said...

all i can say is: scrumptious!!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Apple pie is super easy, I promise.
Try this recipe and see what you think,

I change the apple's depending on what I have in the house.

The pictures are lovely!

GiGi said...

I never use a reciepe when I make apple pie and they generally turn out great...

Find a great dough reciepe and I half bake it first (to avoid gooey dough). Chop your apples VERY small - add a ton of sugar, cinnamon, and a teensy bit of corn starch and mix it all up with the apples (granny smith are best). Put a top crust on (or decorate with dough), brush with egg white and sprinkle with white sugar. Bake on 350 till the top is nice and brown.

sylvia said...

@Tracey and GiGi: thanks so much for your tipps! i might actually give this a go coming weekend!

Danielle Quarmby said...

I adore apple pie. But apple cake is pretty yum too :)

Beautiful photos! Kids love those twisty apple peeler things, I should really get one for our lot. But then, I've just gotten Sienna to eat apples without needing them chopped up, so maybe I won't tempt fate, LOL.

Kimberly said...

Such lovely photos! And I really like the concept of your blog.

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Sylvia - I am a hopeless baker but my sister-in-law's recipe for apple shortcake has never yet failed me, so I will include it here. I know it's not a pie but it is just as delicious. Eat it hot as a dessert, with cream, ice-cream or custard, or eat it cold as a slice. Apologies for the metric measurements - I hope you can translate them!


Shortcake ingredients:
230g butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups self-raising flour, sifted

Filling ingredients:
7 apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
grated rind from one lemon

Put the filling ingredients in a saucepan and cook gently for about 10 minutes. Apples should be soft but still hold their shape.

For the shortcake: Beat the eggs in a bowl. In a saucepan, melt the butter and sugar together. Mix the eggs in with the butter mixture and add to the flour. Mix thoroughly.

Press just over half the shortcake mixture into a lightly greased tin. Place the apples on top using a slotted spoon. Put the rest of the shortcake mix on top in blobs. If you wish, sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top.

Cook at 190 degrees C for about 30 minutes.

Ali Raney said...

Mmm...makes me want applesauce! Just stopping by to return the favour :) Thanks for the comments! Love your blog!

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