Apple Holler!

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Thanks again to everyone that offered suggestions for apple pickin

8 Comments so far

  1. Alana Waters (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 11:06 am

    Nikkos- I’m so glad that you and Lauren posted all the apple pickin’ info. Sophie, Dave, and I headed out last weekend and it was a super cool resource.

    I had never been and now I get it. What better way to welcome fall?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanawaters/sets/1158015/

    The only problem I have is trying to figure out what the hell to do with the huge bushell of apples I have in my kitchen. I better get to bakin’.

    Apple pie, apple fritters, apple crisp, baked apples (with Red Hots sprinkled in, natch), apple cobbler…. UGH!


  2. nikkos (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 11:23 am

    That’s great! I’m glad you and your crew had a good time. Thanks for sharing all of your photos.

    And seriously, if you have any apple recipes, please send ’em my way!


  3. Alana Waters (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 11:50 am

    The easy-pleasy one is to chop them up and throw them into a baking pan with a stick of butter, some cinnamon, and a handful of Red Hots. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until soft but still firm. Sometimes my mom melts some cheddar cheese on top. Otherwise it’s awesome with vanilla ice cream.
    Easy, easy, easy.

    Also check out: http://fall.about.com/b/a/202074.htm


  4. nikkos (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 12:48 pm

    Oooh, I like the Red Hots idea- thanks! Does that recipe freeze well? Ideally, I’m looking for something I can make and then freeze so I can enjoy apple-y goodness all year round. I’ll peep the link- thanks again!


  5. Alana Waters (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 1:58 pm

    My mom says you can freeze it without the apples getting funky. I think that’s what I’ll do as well. But I’ll probably prepeare half of it like pie filling, then freeze it in batches big enough for a recipe so I can pull them out and make apple pie throughout the winter.

    Mmm. Pie.


  6. nikkos (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 2:15 pm

    Awesome! Thanks again!


  7. nikkos (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 8:45 am

    OK, so I whipped up a batch of baked apples last night- I modified Alana’s recipe slightly:

    Peel, core and slice apples into baking pan
    Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon
    Add 1 stick butter
    Add shelled walnuts
    Add 1 cup water
    Cover with foil
    Bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins-1 hour

    Voila!

    They turned out perfectly, and I can’t wait to:
    – put ’em in/on pancakes
    – eat ’em with some pork chops and mashed taters
    – roll ’em into pilsbury biscuit dough and bake ’em

    The possibilities are endless…


  8. Alana Waters (unregistered) on October 20th, 2005 @ 2:54 pm

    :::mouth watering:::

    Nice call on the walnuts and brown sugar!

    I don’t peel mine only for asthetic reasons. I think the red and green peels in the sea of cinnamon brown baked apple is pretty. :)



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