In the fall, when apples are abundant and cheap, Kathy cut them up and put them in a pie plate. She added the seasonings. I use sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Then she popped it all in the freezer. ~
Once it's frozen solid in the shape of a pie plate, slide the filling out into a freezer bag and pop it back in the freezer.
When you want to make a pie, you just slide the frozen filling onto your bottom pastry. ~
Add your top crust and give the apples 15 or 20 mins. to thaw. ~
Bake as you normally would. Yee haw, we have pie! ~
If you know any cute cowboys, you can send them on over here and I'll feed them all the pie they can handle!
That is such a cool idea! Now if only I could make pie pastry...have failed at that my whole life! lol! xo wendyReplyDelete
If cowboys are coming I there too, for pies that is not cowboys, (wink, wink, haha). I never thought you could freeze them like that, peeling and cutting the apples is so time consuming, thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! That is genius!!!! Thank you!!ReplyDelete
Suweet,...awesome share (again, or as usual I guess by now). Good luck with your cowboy hunt. :)ReplyDelete
What a great tip Maureen - never hear of anyone doing that - it's just brilliant!ReplyDelete
BTW - you're a no reply blogger - I know I appreciate it when people let me know - so passing on the info lol
Howdy mam! I reckon ahm about starved half to death! A nice slice o pie sho would be nice...ReplyDelete
What a great tip and it certainly lets you take advantage of fruit when it is in season.ReplyDelete
Maureen ... great tip. I am sure I will use this.ReplyDelete
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasureas
That's amazing!! I never would have even thought to try that. Great tip!ReplyDelete
What a great tip. I was given a small apple tree a few months ago, and had 4 apples on it, of which 3 were edible (they were yummy), so I'll try next year !ReplyDelete
If anyone does come up with some cowboys, can I come too please !!
I am so going to do this! Thank you for a great tip!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea! Wonder if this general idea can be used to freeze other things to desired shapes.ReplyDelete
It doesn't get much easier than that! Such a great tip!!!ReplyDelete
You always have the inside scoop on the greatest tips for making our lives easier in the kitchen! Now, the only other scoop needed here is that of ICE CREAM!! I'll have French vanilla and make it a double! ;)
Very clever!! What a great idea! Oh that looks great...Yum!ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic so clever and how yum!ReplyDelete
What a great tip!! I will have to save this one. I do wish I was capable of feeding an army of just 3-4 in a moments notice, but I hate trying to think of what to make for dinner every night. ;)ReplyDelete
What a clever idea! Takes a ranchers wife to come up with it. lol!ReplyDelete
Your cousin is a total genius! I can not wait to give this a try. My hubby will be thanking you on a daily basis if I can have fresh baked apple pie for him so quickly.ReplyDelete
Now that is just about the smartest thing, EVER....I am going to give this a try, for sure.ReplyDelete
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Hope it's ok if I use your pie picture on my blog, linking right back to you on this great tip...:)ReplyDelete
Such a fabulous idea, I never knew you could do that!ReplyDelete
You have the best and most informative tips!