Friday, October 03, 2008

Love the One You're With...

No, really, everything is fine with Dean. It's the apples. I have mostly had access to an Italian Prune plum since I lived in Sidney and was going to UVic. I have come to love their golden flesh. When I moved here, two years ago, there were 5 acres planted in plums. I picked bucket after bucket and dried them and froze them and made plum pie and plum crisp. I went into last winter with 5 gallon jars full of dried plums. And that doesn't count all the peanut butter jars full. Well, my landlady cut down most of the plum trees and put in a horse pasture! And then from the remaining plum trees, she allowed me to pick a total of 2 buckets. I have one gallon jar of dried plums, no pie, no crisp and no frozen plums for making upside down plum cake in the winter... But my landlady couldn't care less about the 14 apple trees in front of my house. Right now the ground is covered in Spartans. Normally I make a few apple crisps, a few pies, can 12 pints of applesauce and make some apple juice and some apple butter. That doesn't even use up the apples from ONE tree. So I have told myself that it is time to stop moping about the plums. I am going to have to actually buy some but it probably won't be the 300 lbs or so I am used to. This year is the year of the apple. So far I have 41 pints of applesauce. And 3 gallons of dried apples. I have made many apple crisps and I am about to make apple juice and apple butter today. And Abbie is going to send me a recipe for canned apple pie filling. And I am going to go systematically through my Betty Crocker Cookbook and make all her apple recipes. Any other suggestions?

5 comments:

bum.by.the.sea said...

s'bout time you posted! why not make apple coffee cake? I LOVE apple coffee cake...and cheesecake...*gulp* but I guess those aren't the most economical of apple recipes. maybe there's a recipe somewhere for apple syrup. you know, like for pancakes.

Laura said...

mmm. i remember you used to make a really good apple coffee cake!

Sarahstottle said...

or you could just eat them. I LOVED your apples. Send them to me!!!

Anonymous said...

I will send you dozens of apple recipes!

sheila said...

I juiced mine and froze some of it. Do you have access to a juicer? I made jelly from the juice, but you could just stick it in something and freeze them.