Monday, November 19, 2012

Apple Pie Baked in the Apple

What a fun dessert and quite easy, too. 

All you do is hollow out the number of apples you want (I used 4).  Remove the core pieces, but keep the rest of the the innards.  I squeezed a bit of fresh lemon juice over the apples to keep them from browning. Toss the apples with a bit of sugar, cinnamon and just a pinch of nutmeg. 

 Put a dab of butter on the bottom of the apple shell and then refill with the small apple pieces.
Just to make it look nice,  I used a flower cookie cutter to cut a piece of puff pastry.
I  put the pastry over the apple top, cut three air vents with a sharp knife and baked in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
 Did you see those little pieces of pastry around the flower cutter? Don't waste them!  Puff pastry is quite expensive, so I made sure to use every little piece.  I just piled the leftover edges on top of two apples
They won't be as pretty, but they will taste just fine.

A few weeks  ago I cooked a turkey breast.   Yesterday I made turkey and dumpling soup from the leftovers.
I won't be cooking for Thanksgiving, as we are invited to my SIL's for dinner.  So there won't be any turkey overload for us next weekend.

Yesterday DH and I cleaned two closets. It all started because I had to find a place to store the new floor sanitizer.  We ended up getting rid of two big bags of shoes, clothes and a few old coats.  One of the coats had a nice wool lining so I made myself a pair of wool mittens:

Before you start thinking what a frugal girl that Zoey is, I am going to share this with you:

While in the clothing closet, I was searching for a particular jacket that I thought I had ordered last spring.  I could not find it, so I went to my computer to look in my file where I save pics of most of the items I buy. Sometimes I can't remember if I bought an item or if I just thought about buying it.

 Yes, I do own every one of these items (all purchased at rock bottom outlet prices). I guess you can see why I have to clean out my closet fairly often.  Saying it is jam-packed is an under statement.

I did spot the jean jacket  I was looking for, so I knew I had indeed purchased it.  I found it stored in a bin in the basement.  I thought I had brought up all my long-sleeved items last month.  I don't plan to buy any more clothing for a while.  I think I have enough.


  1. The apple pies look good and Zoey........ I totally understand you needing to clean out your closets so often. :)
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. What a clever way to make a "pie".
    I wish we were sisters--I'd love to raid your closet-LOL!

  3. Interesting and cute pies, Zooey, bet they're yummy! Love your "inventory" of everything you've purchased. How do you make that file? Is it a word document that you've dropped photos in?

  4. The apple pies look yummy. And I bet your closet looks good too.

  5. that looks like a yummy apple you do have the are way more organized than I am...something I need to work on...

  6. You are just so organized!!!

    Your turkey and dumplings looks wonderful. At deer camp last week brother in law made Chicken and dumplings. They were like chewy dough balls as Lizzie said. I can't wait to make a batch at home just for us.
    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

  7. LostRoses,
    I used Picasa's collage feature.
    I could not email you, so I hope you pop back in here to get the answer. :)

  8. Those apple creations look fabulous.
    I read your blog all the time and have seen many of these items in your posts. Isn't it amazing how fast they add up. I showed this post to my husband...he said, "Is she related to you??" because I buy from Coldwater Creek sales too.

  9. Oh yummy Zoey. I bet your home smelled so wonderful with those apples baking. They look pretty and tasty too.

  10. What a great idea to catalog your clothing like that- I have a lot of clothes,too. I just went through a purging phase, too, and feel better about it now.

    That apple tart sounds delicious- Is there any easy way to hollow out the apples...any tricks to it? xo Diana

  11. Thanks, Zoey, after I asked the question it occurred to me that it might be Picasa! I'll have to figure out how to do that. (sometimes I don't know what clothes I have either) :)

  12. Baked apples are so yummy! The puff pastry toppers are a nice touch.
    Wow, that's neat you have a photo chart of your clothes. I do remember you buying the jeans jacket. : )

  13. Love your apple dessert!
    You made your own mitts..I love that:)


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