Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Day 286 - Making Good Use of Apples


After a windy day last week most of the apples came down off the 'Rosy Red' apple tree, we have no idea what variety of apple tree this is, it's a very old one,  but this describes the apples this year, they were much greener last year ... weird eh!!

Some of the apples we left on the ground for a while for the wildlife before transferring to the compost bins as they were pretty nibbled at but the best we brought in and turned into apple purees, apple tarts, apple and blackberry jams and a few were even eaten by Lovely Hubby as .... well just apples.

This week, every now and then the odd one has fallen from the top branches, I didn't even realise any were left until they appeared rosy and red lying on the grass, and I've been bringing the best of them in and leaving the rest for the wildlife and the chickens.

Yesterday I made a batch of Apple Turnovers with some basic shortcrust pastry and a small amount of sugar.  The kitchen smelt fantastic, sometimes it's worth baking just for the wonderful smell its leaves around the house.

One was eaten for supper and the rest are now wrapped and in the freezer .... somehow I got them in  ;-)

Today is a No Spend Day

10 comments:

  1. They do look very good, when you take one out do you warm it up or eat it cold?

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    1. Either, I like them hot or cold 😊

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  2. Love apple turnovers, slice them open and spray in cream yum yum.

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  3. I am making crumbles today then another batch of chutney tomorrow. Those turnovers look yummy! x

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    1. Yes, I'm making more chutney tomorrow 😊

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  4. Did you stew apples before putting inside pastry?

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    1. I did with these as they were quite firm eating apples. I don't if I make them with the Bramleys 😊

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  5. Yummy looking apple turnovers. Waste not want not!

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    1. Exactly, I couldn't bear to see all the apples raining down from the trees and not use as many of them as possible :-)

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