We’ve got apples! Lots and lots of apples. My parents brought us a big, bushel of lovely, crispy and sweet fall apples this week. In my opinion, this is truly the best time of the year to eat them. These little gems are sweet, but not too sweet, and super crunchy.
Our apples were lovingly hand-picked from a local farm, so they are in multiple sizes, I like having the option of using the bigger sizes for baking and cooking, while the smaller ones are perfect for a quick snack.
This week, my folks decided that they were going to dehydrate some of our apple harvest, so they have been peeling, slicing and drying. Dehydrating is an excellent way to preserve fruit, and apples are so very easy to dry. They are great for lunches, because they don’t yellow. I often don’t like sending apples in my son’s lunch because I get it back, looking like it’s been attacked by a small animal. And slicing them is never good, because he doesn’t like the browning that occurs.
So, we are not only dehydrating, we have been juicing, baking, grating, and making sauce. And this weekend, I’m going to make an apple pie, because how can you have so many apples without a pie? Oh, and for sure we will have an apple crisp. I will also have to look for my apple pie muffins – so moist with apple sauce and grated apple!
What are your favourite apple recipes?