Do you have too many apples right now? Well one good way to use those fantastic bountiful basket apples is to make Fried Apple Pies. This may seem like such a lot of work but when you have company stop by you can take them out of the freezer, fry them and in a few minutes everyone will be happy. Serve with ice cream or for adults a little rum hard sauce is fantastic. I always keep them in the freezer along with peach and cherry filled pies.
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- 3- 4 pounds assorted apples
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 ½ - 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- Put 1 inch of water in a large pan
- Add lemon juice
- Peel, core, slice apples and add to pan
- Add sugar, salt, flour and cinnamon
- Cook on medium until tender, about 2 hours
- Add butter and vanilla
- Put in container, cool, and refrigerate over night
- In the morning make your favorite pie crust recipe, or use store bought.
- Roll small amount of crust into small circle, add filling, seal, poke holes in top of each pie and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Continue until all the filling is used. Freeze the pies solid, then put into freezer safe container for later use.
- When ready to use the pies take out of freezer and deep fry at 365 degrees until crisp and golden brown.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve with ice cream. For an adult treat make rum hard sauce to pour over them.
To get even sized pie crust portions try using a cookie scoop with the dough.
Copyright 2007 - 2012 Tanya Jolly & Sally Stevens
One of my favorite sayings is “Waste not, Want not”. Getting the most bang for the buck out of my basket is one way I do that. I also find it kind of fun to find new ways to use every part of my basket.
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A guest blog from a Site Coordinator in Montana, Devannie.
I saw a post for homemade fig newtons on a Facebook page and once I got my basket I decided the recipe looked easy enough so I tried it and am very glad I did. I had two clam shells of figs which was the perfect amount for making the recipe. I boiled the figs per recipe and stored in fridge overnight as the temperature outside was warming up fast and didn’t want to use oven. I made the dough the next morning and it was all so easy. Had the cookies done by 8am (I’m an early riser) and house smelled wonderful after baking them. I did see a post where someone cut the sugar in half and I think that would’ve been fine, you drain the figs once cooked anyway and I think the figs have enough sweetness that it would’ve been fine. Will try that and make with wheat flour or 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white next time I make them. The recipe is definitely a keeper!! Devannie
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Last night I opened my fridge to find the dessert wraps from a few drops ago. Did you try them!? I made them for my family a few different ways (all of them fabulous by the way!), but I saw a few posts about making them into bowls and I wanted to try this idea. Continue reading “Bountiful Dessert Bowls”
I am a Pinterest junkie! Why am I telling you this? Well let me tell you, I did a little trading this last weekend after I went to volunteer at one of the local BBFC sites. (I just love volunteering for BBFC! You meet so many wonderful people!) Anyway, one of the gals that I have become friends with wished that she had gotten some of the baking potatoes like I did and I was wishing I had contributed for the beautiful strawberries like she did. Well, one thing lead to another and we were splitting up my potatoes and her strawberries. We each left as happy campers! Continue reading “Tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins”
This baked oatmeal was so delicious and warm on a cool, lazy Saturday morning. It is also healthy and used some bananas that were hoping downhill. My daughter had to ask me if this was dessert and demanded we have it again the next morning – high marks from my 4 year old. Continue reading “Baked Strawberry and Banana Oatmeal”
Blackberries are always a special treat for me! When I was seven we lived in Washington and could pick wild blackberries. They were so fresh and sweet that most of them ended up in my mouth instead of the bucket! I still love blackberries and when Bountiful Baskets included them I could not wait to eat some. I did, however, save some for these muffins, which are a family favorite. I hope you enjoy them too! Continue reading “Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins”
What’s the best part of Bountiful Baskets? Is it the incredible savings that you can see adding up….Is it the healthy food it’s bringing to your home….Is it the ability to get fresh produce when before, that wasn’t an option. Those are all major reasons I continue to enjoy the Fruits of Bountiful Baskets. But, the main reason is most definitely the people involved with BB. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Basket Cookies”
I saw the add-ons this week and my immediate thought was chocolate covered strawberries!
I am not a fan of dessert; in fact, cheesecake and I have only met once and we didn’t get along very well. It’s a shocker I’m sure; I’ve been told that statement is swearing, that I’m un-American and that I’m down right strange! <—that last one probably is true but that’s a whole new blog 😉 I make pies. LOTS of pies. But I rarely eat them. I can have ice cream in my fridge for months, weeks or ever years without even noticing it….I just don’t eat dessert. I’m a “one bite wonder” I will eat one bite of it and be done. With the exception of chocolate covered strawberries! Continue reading “Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts”
I should have never questioned one of my friends….she knows I love allergy friendly recipes! She brought these to a MOPS meeting (Mothers of Preschoolers). I begged and she sent me this recipe…..but told me she used regular butter…..so I subbed in dairy free Earth’s Balance and created a dish both my son and another friend (gluten free) could have. Continue reading “Lemon Blueberry Muffins”