Thursday, August 09, 2007

Up to My Eyeballs in Apples

Yesterday I was chatting with my friend on her front porch swing when her daughter ran up and asked if they could pick apples. Their neighbor has a beautiful apple tree and has invited her children to pick as many as they want. So each of my children and each of hers (seven in all) grabbed a bowl and set out to fill it. Their harvest was plentiful, let me tell ya! I've got apples galore.

I put some in this bowl this morning, but I have enough to fill 4-5 bowls, and I only took about 1/4 of what the kids picked yesterday! So now I've got to figure out what to do with this many apples. I don't like apple sauce, and neither do my children, so that isn't an option. I'm going to pull out my favorite cookbooks a little later and search for some new things to try. I think I've got enough apples for a pie, some muffins, and maybe a few more recipes too! Ideas, anyone?


Diane@Diane's Place said...

Here's a recipe for apple crisp that my friend Susie posted this morning:

Just copy and paste that into your browser if you're interested. I make one very similar except I add about a teaspoon or so of cinnamon to mine.

Apple cobbler? Fresh apple cake? (YUM!!) The possibilities are endless. Lucky you!

Love and hugs,


Holly said...

Cracker Barrel apples are good. Google it and you will find the recipe.

Have a wonderful day, Friend! Our number's in the book or I'll email them to you.

I had so much fun on Tuesday night! sorry I haven't commented earlier, I tried to and got interrupted by children. But I had so much fun with you!!

Leah Belle said...

Do you like apple butter?
When we lived in NC, I would enjoy making apple butter and apple sauce and apple pies from the apples we bought in the mountains each fall.

Kecia said...

You're making me ready for fall--and it's supposed to be 103 tomorrow! Here's the apple cake I love to make (and it can freeze):

3 cups chopped raw apple
1 1/2 cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)

Pour oil into LARGE mixing bowl.
Add sugar, eggs; mix well. (I don't use elec. mixer)
Sift dry ingred.
Gradually add to creamed mixture.
Add vanilla.
Gently fold in apples/nuts.
Bake in 10" tube/bundt or 9 X 13, 1 hour at 350.

Susie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the apple crisp! The cinnamon is a great addition.
Thanks for visiting me, and stop in again anytime!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

You can also dice apples and put them in that chicken salad recipe that has the grapes, celery, pecans, and raisins... (mayo and a touch of lemon juice for the sauce)