Friday, August 21, 2015

From Apples to Pie!

I am thinking back on my best "adventure" of the week.

For me, of course, it was the bloggaversary giveaway. You should have seen me, standing and staring wide-eyed at Commander Get Jiggy Wit It as she pulled names. It was so exciting. Congrats again to the winners.

My other adventure was making bootleg apple pies.

One of the supervisors of a group in my cubicle area lives way out in "the country" somewhere. I tell you, I don't see how people drive 50 or 60 miles to work one way. I am thoroughly spoiled by my 4.6 mile one way drive to work. Spoiled rotten.

Anyway, country living has its perks. I bet he breathes good fresh air. That's better than this inner city air.

He has a big apple tree. And he brought a bag of apples to work.

Yes. Those are real apples off a tree. There are even leaves and sticks in the bag.

I took two apples. People were around here munching hard on them, saying they were good and fresh. This made sense to me. I read somewhere that to get the nutrition of an apple grown in the 1950s, you would have to eat 5 apples now. That is such a loss. So apples from a good apple tree close by (not shipped 3000 miles from some Washington state grove) should be super good.

I took my apples home, and I peeled them.

Then I cubed them up and boiled them with a little sugar and pumpkin spice (nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon)

And I unrolled a crust and made some turnovers. Two apples were just enough to make 3 turnovers.

Here are the final apple turnovers.

Stop laughing. I told you they were bootleg. That means make them however you can. I was not trying to win an apple turnover contest. I was just trying to work it out, honey.

The best thing was that these were GOOD. They were very tart, as I didn't use much sugar. But that's the way I like them.

I have some fresh blackberries in the fridge. Maybe I will try this with those next time.

And I'm sure they will be just as bootleg as the apple turnovers.


  1. We had an apple tree and peach tree in our yard growing up. I wonder if this is why I don't like them now .. hmmm ... The apple turnovers look good even though they are bootleg. lol

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Those look yummy!

  3. There is nothing like fresh apples from someone's tree without all those chemicals and stuff. The picture with the boiling apples and spices reminds me of the fall season. I can't wait until the fall!!

  4. Those turnovers look good. I would eat one.

  5. Ladylee,

    I hope you didn't throw away the peel. I heard that a lot of the nutrients are in the skins of fruits & vegetables. Other than the seeds and the extreme core, I usually eat the whole apple. My mom liked to peel, and I'm always saying, "mom, completely raw is the way to go", to which she just keeps on doing her thing. Lol, no respect. Just talking.

  6. Anonymous11:30:00 AM

    Ooooh! those look good. My neighbors have apple and pear trees. hmmm, I might need to pay them a visit. Your apple turnovers are making me want one.


  7. Anonymous1:45:00 PM

    Would have loved an apple. Don't like cooked/warm fruit though.



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