Sunday, September 30, 2012

Apple Time!

Oh Mylanta!!! I am so glad we didn't wait till this weekend to go apple picking.  Rain, rain, rain!!! We went last Sunday and in between the rain storms we went.

We picked 6 bags of MacIntosh and Cortlands. This place is so inexpensive.  He charges $5 a bag for a 10 pound bag.  But it's really a 15 lb bag since you eat as you pick and you don't have to be able to close the bag!

So far I've used two bags for apple sauce.  I intend to use a few more bags for apple sauce.
I use alot of apple sauce because we make lots of fruit leather and you need the pectin in the apple sauce to congeal, for lack of a better word, the leather.  Or leatherize it.  That's my new word...leatherize.

J. and I trying to carry one of the bags.
We also want to make dried apples. But we don't know any recipes.  Do any of you know any good recipes for apple slices in the dehydrator.

Apple face!
Trunk full of apples!
I might also attempt to make apple butter. This I've never done, but I've found a good recipe in the chickens in the road blog.  So if they can last long enough I might just try it.
But things are hectic here with Dave running for municipal councillor.  There just isn't enough time in the day.
This years family photo with our student Antonio.

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. I would slice them 1/4" thick and dip them in lemon juice then dry. You could sprinkle some cinnamon on them if you want to flavor them but they would be great just plain.

    When I dry fruit I just leave it plain, usually. Except for if it needs to be dipped in lemon juice to help it not turn dark brown lol.

    How do you make your fruit leathers. I have tried a couple and they didn't turn out to great.

  2. OMG, love the apple face!! :)
    What a good deal on the apples!

  3. What lovely looking apples!

    I've never made any fruit leather. Maybe you could post your recipe?


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