I have a friend who has an apple tree in her back yard, and she was kind enough to share a bag full of them with me. In my usual fashion they sat in my kitchen in said bag for 2 weeks, and I knew I needed to do something with them before I just had to throw the whole lot away.
Not that you are asking for it, or even interested – you are being hijacked now, here is some insight into how my mind works – proceed with caution it may be dangerous! For those of you who are my age or older (no I will not divulge my age, you’ll know who you are) or at least well versed in Donny Osmond: The early years should know what I’m talking about when I say one song kept coming to mind every time I looked at that bag of apples.
Have you guessed it? That’s right, “One bad apple won’t spoil the whole bunch, girl!“
I can blame my older sister for introducing me to the Osmonds, amongst others, at such a young impressionable age. . .
Anyway getting back on track, I decided to cut up the apples and make apple pie filling to freeze for future usage, which led me to decide on making a deep dish apple pie for my husbands birthday (Halloween day). I got the pie all made but did’t have time to bake it, and that idea fell through as he left the next day to go out of town for a week. So I wrapped the pie up in aluminum foil and placed it in the freezer to be cooked this week for our Thanksgiving feast!
In the meantime, my children were all excited and worked up about the apple pie that never was, so I used some of the extra pie filling and added about a 1/2 c of craisins and made up a little pie for them.