Have You Ever Mixed Crab Apples With Your Pie Apples?

@Hate2Iron (8029)
Canada
July 9, 2017 9:37am CST
We had a lot of apples pies when we arrived here in Manitoba last August. We finally decided to make apple pies... probably too many of them to be honest but here is the trick. We used half regular apples and then half crab apples and the flavor was awesome. The "regular" apples were a little too sweet for our liking and that is without sugar so we decided to add crab apples to the filling. It was awesome. Okay, if you like your pies sweet, you might still want to add sugar... it's all a matter of taste. We have slowly lost our taste for sugar thank goodness... except for chocolate lol... but that is another story.
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@amadeo (75587)
• United States
9 Jul 17
never try th is.What kind of apples do you use?
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
12 Jul 17
I haven't a clue... it was just an apple tree on the property, but we did spot two crab apples and using them made a huge difference!! I hate apple pies that are too sweet!
@amadeo (75587)
• United States
12 Jul 17
@Hate2Iron we have a crab apple tree next door.I am going to try this the next time.
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
16 Jul 17
@amadeo The crab apples give the pie a tartness that was awesome!!!
@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Jul 17
@Hate2Iron , I have not lost my taste for sugar. But I wouldn't mind a slice of that Apple pie you mention. :)
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
12 Jul 17
Not sure that you would like my pie... but I will make an especially big one and serve it with ice cream to sweeten it up... or custard... whichever you prefer!!
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@bluesa (15196)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Jul 17
@Hate2Iron ooh, ice cream, definitely ice cream, thank you that would be lovely!!!
• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jul 17
No, I keep to the regular apples and a just a teeny weeny bit of sugar that never hurt anyone.
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@snowy22315 (54159)
• United States
9 Jul 17
I don't make apple pies but it sounds like it would be an interesting flavor combo. When I lived in PA we had a big crab apple tree..here in VA though I haven't seen any of them.
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@prashu228 (25501)
• India
9 Jul 17
What are crab apple s.no heard of the combination
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
9 Jul 17
No, I never mixed them. Never thought to try.
@DianneN (87547)
• United States
9 Jul 17
My father had crabapple trees, but we don't. I stopped eating sugary desserts years ago unless it's birthday cake! lol
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 17
We do not have crab apples, but I mix cranberries to the apples to make the pies less sweet.
• United States
9 Jul 17
I never thought to add crab apples to pie to cut back on the sweetness. What a great idea
@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Jul 17
We have a crab apple tree in our yard, but have never used them in anything. Thank you for this tip since we should try and get some use out of those crab apples.