How ‘Bout Dem Apples


What do you do when life gives you apples?

Make apple pie (the quick and easy way)!

The apple tart I made earlier in the week was so tasty, I figured I’d do it again, but without the sugar-burnt edges. This time, I also remembered to sample the apple before it was tossed with sugar and spice and baked and it really was quite delicious! Merian was telling us that the tree only produced fruit one year in the seven years they lived here. We didn’t get any apples last year, but this year we’ve got quite the harvest. I’m hoping we don’t have to wait another seven years for another good season! Anyone have any tips on how to care for a potted apple tree to ensure a bountiful harvest next year?

4 thoughts on “How ‘Bout Dem Apples

  1. If no one can help, I think there could be some advice on a website like ehow.

    But mmmmm, your apple taart looks delicious! And on that note, I am going to my kitchen now to see if I can make something similar 🙂

  2. I’ve been doing baked apels in the oven, but haven’t tried a crust. Is there a pointer to a recipe for the tart? Apple crisp is my other vice this time of year. Do they press for cider here?

  3. I love the apple tarts here, particularly the almost cake-like crust. I haven’t tried making my own yet — just resorted to using store-bought puff pastry (bladerdeeg) — but I think Lizzy recently posted a recipe for the traditional Dutch tart: http://lizzygoesdutch.blogspot.com/2009/09/dutch-apple-tart.html

    For my own quick version I don’t actually use a recipe, I just toss the apples with some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg then bake for 20-25 minutes. I have no idea if they press for cider here. Seems likely, you’d think, what with all the other fruit juices and such that are available.

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