Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Today I had a fairly lazy Sunday. After Mass I helped Harvey with a bit of dry walling in the basement, and then told him that I needed to do a few things upstairs.

First off I made these Bran Muffins. I hope that they will keep me in quick breakfasts for the next couple of weeks. I did make 24 of them, so as long as Harvey does not decide to gobble them up quickly (like as fast as I pull them out of the freezer) we should be okay.

I had gotten some apples from the farmers market and I was all out of my apple pie filling for the winter. So that was next on my list of jobs.

First peel and slice the apples, sprinkle with sugar and let the juices accumulate.

Bring the apples and sugar juice to a boil, boiling for 1 minute. Then add the cinnamon, lemon juice and tapioca. Boil another minute or so.......
Fill your containers. And look out of about 8 lbs of apples I have enough filling for 2 pies or 4 crisps. Guess I will have to go out and look for more apples next week.

Here is the recipe for the Apple Pie Filling

5 cups peeled sliced apples
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp minute tapioca
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I always use a tad more)
1 tsp lemon juice

Combine apples and sugar in large pot. Stir and let stand until juice starts to be released. Stir as you bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Boil hard for about 1 minute.
Mix in remaining ingredients. Boil hard for another minute or so. now you can put this into a quart jar and process it in a water bath for 20 minutes....or take the easier way and put it into containers leaving 1 inch head space and freeze after cooling. The 1 quart is enough for 1 9" pie.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled with no problem what so ever.

Off to visit all of you.

Have a wonderful evening. God bless.


  1. Jackie,

    Mmm! Apple pie or apple crisp is one of my favorite things. Autumn brings lots of apples to our part of the country. The boys and I went to the apple orchard last week and we want to go again soon. Spies (great cooking apple) will be ready around Thanksgiving.

    I enjoyed visiting with you. Wishing you a great week.

  2. Oh, Jackie was so good to hear from you! Thanks for dropping by.
    And, I am tickled to have this apple pie recipe...I am going to the apple orchard tomorrow and was thinking that I didn't have a very good apple pie filling recipe..THANKS SO MUCH...
    love, bj

  3. Mmmmm...thanks for the tempting recipe! I'll try it!

  4. I have to make apple crisp...those look so yummy!

  5. Jackie..I love bran muffins. We always have them Christmas morning.
    Thank you for the pie filling have put me in the mood for a yummy crisp...Have a happy day...hugs, Linda

  6. Drywalling? Dang .. I do well enough to paint.
    Your apple pie fillings look delicious. Never thought about putting the filling together and freezing it.
    Lin (LWolfT)

  7. That sounds sooo~~~ good. I need to pick apples this week before the birds get them all, I hope to try your recipe.