Friday, October 28, 2011

Martha Stewart said You Can't, but I Found a Way!

Washed and ready to be pared, cored and cut!
As a native of Florida and the Caribbean I didn't know much about growing apples! However, when we moved to Seattle it bothered me that most of the apples from our trees were being wasted or given to our horse and Labradors as a snack.  I would pick the apples I needed for my pie, but what about all the rest?

A few years ago I was watching Martha Stewart and one of the audience members asked her if  you could freeze the apples for pies and desserts.  Martha said no, however, I knew better.  After years of seeing them go to waste, I decided to see what would happen if I froze them already seasoned ready for each pie.  Here is what I do using my mom's Perfect Apple Pie recipe!

Recipe Card Maker

Get your freezer bags dated and ready to either mix directly in each bag or in a bowl. Mix the sugar, flour, spices and salt.

Mix those seasonings either in each bag or bowl!

Mix enough for each pie separately.

Pare, core, and cut 6-8 tart apples for each freezer bag. There are several types of coring tools on the market, like the one you see pictured here.

Apples seasoned and ready for the freezer!

The apples do not need to be defrosted prior to being placed in the pie crust.  Just take the bag out of the freezer and pour the contents into your crust of choice and bake!  The apples have been as tasty year-round as when they were freshly picked in the Fall!


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  1. That is such a cool tip! I didn't realize I could freeze apples! (I would have believed Martha. ;)

  2. If I hadn't tried this before I would have listened to her too! Thanks for stopping bye Ginny Marie!

  3. Can't trust a criminal! ;) Lisa, I have to say thank you for the link to the recipe card maker. I've been trying to find something that I can keep on my computer. This looks like it will work!

  4. OMG Beth you are too funny! I just found that recipe card maker today. Hope it works for you! Thank you for dropping by.

  5. Great tip Lisa, even this ole Gramma learned something:)

  6. Hi Grandma 2 Many! I am an ole Gramma too! Always learning! Thanks for visiting! Lisa

  7. this is a pretty cool idea. Guess we can never say never. where there is a will there is a benefiacry ...oppss...i mean way

  8. @Small Kucing! Yes for sure!! So nice to see you here again!

  9. You are a girl after my own heart...'if you tell me I can't, I'll show you I can!'

    So glad to see you! Happy Halloween weekend!

  10. Hi @Dina!! Thank you for visiting! Hope all is well with you!Lisa

  11. Hi Becky Jane!! Yeah it took me over 2 weeks to write it, but I did it!! Miss you and hope your move is going well.xoxo Lisa


Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

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