Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apple Pie and Baseball

City Fresh had these great non-sprayed apples. We had a whole basket-full and decided to get 'em in one go. Since they hadn't been sprayed, there were lots of spots and quite a few wormy holes. It took me at least an hour to get them all chopped up sans worms. It was worth it though.

Aleks looks like a real Clevelander in his thrifted Sizemore tee.


Julie said...

I've never made apple pie, but plan to in the next couple weeks. My husband picked 250 lbs. of apples from the unsprayed tree next door on saturday, and I'd like to do something with them in addition to the tons of applesauce we do every year. Do you have a good recipe?

anna kiss said...

We just use the recipe in Joy of Cooking. Do you own it? We do use shortening in the crust - crusts are hard and that's the easiest way. We use the spectrum no-trans-fat-organic-whathaveyou stuff though. You can also use lard I guess, if you're into that sort of thing.

The apple part is just sugar, baking soda (or is it powder?), and cinnamon I think. There's really not much too it. I can post the recipe if you want, but if you have Joy of Cooking, it's in there. Not the best book in the world, but dead useful.

Julie said...

Thanks! I don't have joy of cooking, but my mom does, so I can borrow it from her. I have some Jungle Shortening that's made from Palm Kernal oil and sunflower oil, and it made wonderful buttercream frosting for Damek's birthday cake.

Sounds good, Damek's been talking about it for 3 days since I mentioned we could make apple pie with some of the apples:)