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Old 11-18-2014, 01:48 AM   #21
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AH!
That's what I should be doing,
freezing some cookie dough!
We are invited to a pre-Thanksgiving bash
on Thursday, not sure what I'll take,
although the Hostess has said not to bring anything...
yeah right, can't do that!
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:38 AM   #22
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What apples do you use in your pie?

I came home yesterday from the neurologist exhausted. It was a long day for me. I fell asleep and woke up at five this morning. Here I go again. Making the rounds of all the specialists.

No it is not too early for Christmas baking. Or at least thinking about it. My daughter decided that besides the pumpkin cheesecake, they also want an apple pie. In a moment of euphoria, I agreed to do both. Where was my brain?

I have always used Granny Smith apples for the pie. But I am not fond of them. Too sour, and they require too much sugar. So I went on the hunt for other apples for the pie. And BTW she is going to have to buy them if she wants the pie also. I am not a millionaire. I am paying for the ingredients for the cheesecake. I decided to make a list of what apples to send her husband looking for when he goes to the store. I need ten apples for the pie. I like to make them high.

All I was looking for was a definitive list of apples suitable for pie making. It seems like the only lists I could find was lists for eating and cooking along with pie making. I don't want to make applesauce or bake them for dumplings. I just want to make a simple pie. So what apples do you use. I already know about Granny Smith. But do you mix and use different apples in your pie? I want some sweet ones that can stand up to pie making along with the GS. I was always taught that green apples were best for pie making. Such as Golden Delicious. I am open to any suggestions.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:25 AM   #23
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What about pink lady apples, fuji or gala? Those are my favorite for eating because they are sweet, crisp and slightly tart. I haven't done much cooking with apples but love apple pie and I just may have to try making a pie with one of the above apples. I wasn't planning on making apple pie this year. I also am interested in finding an apple pie recipe that doesn't call for a ton of sugar. I had gastric bypass surgery and too much sugar lands me in bed for awhile. :(
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I came home yesterday from the neurologist exhausted. It was a long day for me. I fell asleep and woke up at five this morning. Here I go again. Making the rounds of all the specialists.

No it is not too early for Christmas baking. Or at least thinking about it. My daughter decided that besides the pumpkin cheesecake, they also want an apple pie. In a moment of euphoria, I agreed to do both. Where was my brain?

I have always used Granny Smith apples for the pie. But I am not fond of them. Too sour, and they require too much sugar. So I went on the hunt for other apples for the pie. And BTW she is going to have to buy them if she wants the pie also. I am not a millionaire. I am paying for the ingredients for the cheesecake. I decided to make a list of what apples to send her husband looking for when he goes to the store. I need ten apples for the pie. I like to make them high.

All I was looking for was a definitive list of apples suitable for pie making. It seems like the only lists I could find was lists for eating and cooking along with pie making. I don't want to make applesauce or bake them for dumplings. I just want to make a simple pie. So what apples do you use. I already know about Granny Smith. But do you mix and use different apples in your pie? I want some sweet ones that can stand up to pie making along with the GS. I was always taught that green apples were best for pie making. Such as Golden Delicious. I am open to any suggestions.
I used Cortland apples for pie and in Waldorf salad because they don't discolor as quickly as some other varieties. McIntosh was always the second choice. Both were inexpensive local apples, for me. We also had an old variety called Wealthy in our back yard, that was great for general use. These days I buy small Ida Reds or McIntosh for eating. It makes me laugh now that the small apples are marketed, at a premium price, as "apples for little hands". When I was a kid they tossed the little runts into the cider press!
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I hate Reds and McIntosh apples. They feel mushy to me, but my daughter prefers those.
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The Fuji's and the Macs were both on the list. I am going shopping with my daughter tomorrow for them. I will have to see what my store has in stock.
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I picked up some Jonagold while in PA last month, and they made a great pie, they hold their shape, are nice and sweet and full of flavor.
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I picked up some Jonagold while in PA last month, and they made a great pie, they hold their shape, are nice and sweet and full of flavor.
Jonagold as also on my list. I am hoping that the store has a good selection of pie friendly apples. I went on the hunt and made a list of apples that are good for pies.
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