Friday, October 14, 2011


Last weekend I peeled and cut up a bushel of apples which I used for canned applesauce and apple butter.
 The apple butter recipe that I use is posted here.  The applesauce recipe that I use is out of a cookbook that I have had for close to 30 years.
The dust jacket has been missing for a very long time.  I think you may be able to read the recipe if you click on the following picture and enlarge it and the recipe is very simple to follow.
 As promised, I made hubs an apple pie for dessert last Sunday.
I found the recipe at Pots and Pins blog.  It is called Skillet Caramel Apple Pie and it is to die for.  Mine did not come out as pretty as Nan's did but it was scrumptious!  I do not have the correct sized iron skillet.  Gives me an excuse to buy a smaller one though so the next time I make this pie, and there will be a next time, it will look just a pretty.  I also forgot to sprinkle the sugar on top after the egg white wash.  You will just have to go over to Pots and Pins so you can see how pretty this pie can look and get the recipe to make it for yourselves.  We had my husbands parents over for dinner the next evening and both mom and dad raved about the pie which we had after I served a roast on this new vintage,  farmgirl looking platter that my middle daughter brought over for me last weekend.

Isn't it pretty?  I love blue and white dishes.  I broke the ironstone platter, that I always served a roast on, a few years ago.  The platter was my grandmothers, and every time I make a roast  I remember that platter and my grandmother and it makes me a little sad.  But now I have a new happy platter.  Love how my daughters know what I like.  Linking up to Farmgirl Friday over at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House.
Check out the other Farmgirl posts and have a great Friday evening!  Blessing from our home in the woods!


Anonymous said...

What a pretty platter!

Thanks for linking to that skillet pie recipe. I'm going to try it out as that picture made my mouth water.

Holly said...

I love that apple pie in a skillet! I was in E. Wa last week and wanted to get apples, but the ones I like were still 2 weeks out! Everything has been so late here this year. I'll head out to the local orchard this week and pick my johnnygolds!
I only got one pumpkin at the pumpkin farm...a type that I didn't grow. Imagine my surprise when it was over $6!! I'm going to save some of the seeds and see if I can grow my own!
Have a great weekend!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Wonderful Brenda! I think your pie looks yummy! And, that plate is beautiful... I love the memories that go with certain things I have too! Makes them more special!
thanks for your entry! :)

Kateri said...

Thanks so much for posting the apple pie recipe. I have the perfect little cast iron pan for this!

Camille said...

Your apple pie looks delicious! I'm going to try this recipe. I've never seen one baked in a skillet. You have been a busy lady. I'd like to try your applesauce recipe too. We love applesauce around here.

mrs. c said...

You are always so busy! I like to cook pies in an iron skillet too! I am getting in the mood for fall! It's getting cooler and the sky is so clear. I am on fall break this week and we are going on a little trip to Virginia. I am so excited, a chance to take lots and lots of photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Heidi said...

It all looks so yummy. I can hardly wait to try your crock pot apple butter recipe. I am going to get a few boxes of apples tomorrow. Thanks for posting the recipe and for sharing such pretty pictures. That apples pie looks so good I can almost taste it.