My new toy and apple goodness



Last weekend, Bill, the kids and I picked over 80 lbs of apples at an orchard in a neighboring town. We have been eating plenty of apples this week. I have also been processing them. On Monday, I had the day off tutoring and the kids were home from school due to teacher-in-service, so I decided to make crock pot applesauce and a pie with some of the apples.



I peeled, and peeled, and peeled more apples than I can count. ALL by hand... After I got them done and in the crockpot and oven respectively, I hopped on the computer and looked into an apple peeler. I had seen one at the orchard, but I didn't want to pay $26.99 for one.

I found one on Amazon.com...it got good reviews and it was on sale for $14.00. Yes, please. Placed my order and it was here on Wednesday.




It works good. Some of the apples that I tried on it were overripe, so they would not work on it...however the ones that were not soft at all worked perfectly on it and it saved me so much time. The contraption peels, slices and cores the apples for me!

I used it yesterday to make another crockpot full of applesauce (which I froze) and then I used it again today to help me peel apples for an apple pie, an apple crisp (for my mom) and another crockpot full of sauce!








And of course my kids have enjoyed all the lovely apple goodness! They can never have enough apples!!

What is your favorite thing to make with apples?



Comments

  1. Nice to hear your apple peeler review.

    My favorite thing to make with fresh apples is my grandmothers old apple roll recipe. It is much like a jelly roll but is filled with chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon and a dash of cloves. It has always been a favorite of ours.

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  2. Your post has me drooling. First at the thought of sinking my teeth into a freshly picked apple. Then taking a bit of that pie! Yum! Makes me feel like making a pie too. I really love apple crisp also.

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  3. Eating apples out of hand is my favorite thing. However, I do love Apple Betty, applesauce, and apple pie.

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