It's apple picking season...

United States
September 21, 2009 11:18am CST
So what is your favorite recipe using apples? I personally like to make my own homemade apple sauce.
6 responses
@pillusch (1150)
• Mexico
21 Sep 09
I never prepared apples, like making a sauce or baking a pie. But I picked them, back when I roamed the fields of Europe as a farm worker. I picked everything, strawberries, cherries, harvested potatoes, hops, you name it. The reason your post caught my eyes is because picking apples was always the best paid. It was pretty hard work, but we got paid for the amount we picked, and that was just fine. Good luck with your apple sauce!
• United States
21 Sep 09
Wow, that sounds like it was hard but rewarding work. I love fresh strawberries. I use to try to grow them when I was a kid, but never had enough at one time to do anything with. Just something I had going in my back yard next to my mom's garden. Thanks for your post!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
22 Sep 09
Well first off I love apples, the bright white fleshed apples that are tart. Mmmmm I grew up on a farm where we had an orchard. I would sneak out to the orchard and climb a tree then just sit there and eat apples until I couldn't eat any more. I really Macintosh apples. I enjoy making apple sauce because it's quick and easy but if I have time it's apple crips and enough for multiple helpings for the family.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I love apples! I especially love making apple pie. I have made applesauce with the crock pot before with some preschoolers and it turned out great, and the kids loved making and tasting their own food. Apples in any recipe adds a great taste, but dutch apple pie is the best!
@Gemstar6 (71)
• New Zealand
22 Sep 09
My favourite apple dessert when I want a nice rustic warming dish are whole baked apples. I like Cox's Orange. I core them and bake them with whatever I feel - orange or lemon zest, cinnamon, star anise etc and a little sherry or rum in the bottom. Maybe a handful of raisins. Then a knob of butter on each apple, a sprinkle of brown sugar, seal the top with foil and bake at about 160 C til soft and serve warm with vanilla icecream and some of the juices over top. Larger apples can be halved. A good way to prevent foil sticking to anything is put a layer of baking paper on top first.
@clarkbody (141)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I don't have a lot to say on this topic, because I don't cook my fruit. I like it fresh, crisp and cold.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I love apples but it's hard to find good ones where I live. I used to live in NY and they had really good ones. I like the macintosh ones the best. I think my favorite thing to make with apples is pie. I also like to make homemade apple sause. I make it in the crock pot.