Saturday, August 24, 2013

Frozen Apple Pie Filling

Our solitary apple tree produced a ton of apples this year.  I'm really surprised.  The past two or three years have been pretty sparse.  I don't think I even ate one apple last year.  But the mild temperatures and bountiful rain this year seem to have done the trick.  Now, what to do with all these apples?  Robert insists I should make every last one into pies...

Frozen Apple Pie Filling

Peel, core and slice 4 cups of apples.  Place in quart size ziplock bag.

Mix in small bowl: 1 cup minus 2Tbs sugar (easiest way to measure 7/8 cup!)
3 Tbs flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp salt.  Mix well and pour over top of apples in bag.  Seal, label and freeze.

To use, thaw 1 minute 30 seconds in microwave.  Pour into prepared pie crust.  Top with pats of butter and second pie crust.  Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Easy as pie!