Homemaking, Thoughts

An Abundance of Apples

September 26, 2011

A few days ago, we went to an apple orchard to buy some fruit. We bought peaches, Jonathan apples, and two bushels of discounted, lower-quality apples to use for applesauce. We froze some of the peaches and the rest we enjoyed fresh. The next day, we made applesauce. It was a fun day-project!

                                                               This is one bushel of apples.

Apple mash, anyone? :)

I mainly helped with cutting up the apples.

Beware of the worms!

Mom and Jonathan washing apples.

This odd-looking contraption was actually very helpful in making applesauce. We put hot apple mash in the top, and it did the rest.

The finished result!

While I’m on the subject of apples, here is a recipe for a delicious apple crisp. It’s so tasty and easy to make.  You can easily double the recipe and bake it in a 9 by 13 pan. Delight your family by making this dessert sometime this autumn!

Ingredients:

4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
1/3 cup butter, softened

Arrange apples in a greased 8 by 8 pan. Combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, and spices. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apples and press down lightly. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. Enjoy!

One Comments

  • Reply

    Hannah

    September 27, 2011

    Thanks, Brooke for posting this! It is so fun to see what you have been doing.

    I think that cutting apples would probably be my job, too if we did this. Also, thank you so much for sharing the recipe. It looks so yummy! We were at the Richters yesterday and got a whole bunch of apples, so I was able to make a pie today. I enjoy baking so much!

    I love you, Brooke! Have a blessed day!
    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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