Apples, Apples Everywhere – Fall Nesting Part 2

Melissa at Inspired Room is running between 2-5th September ‘Fall Nesting’ and I love joining in with the fun.

I posted about harvesting all the apples from our tree,  but what to do with them all?  I’ve sorted out the edible keepers which will be wrapped in newspaper and stored in our shed for use in the coming months, but the bruised and tiny apples are not really fit for keeping.  But for the rest?

We have a tiny freezer, not big enough to store apple pies in for the winter, so I make pie filling and freeze it instead.


My recipe is


150ml – 200ml of water

Pinch of cloves

Teaspoon of cinamon

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Pop it all in a saucepan and simmer for about 15 minutes, have a taste as it’s cooking and add more of whatever ingredient you want to.  You might need more sugar depending on the type of apple.

Leave to cool and then removing the juice transfer into freezer bags or boxes and then pop in the freezer.  You can then break one out whenever you want to make a pie in the coming months.  Let it de-frost, make some pastry and then bake.  Easy and quick!

If you’d like to read about more ‘Fall Nesting’ pop over to Inspired Room, there is always a wonderful selection of ideas.

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