Thursday, June 02, 2011

Pies Pies Pies, a dozen pies!

The other day I ventured into making a bunch of pies for a bake sale coming up.  I made the filling the day before and then did the actual pies the next day...way more manageable for me.

Apple pie filling first...cut up apples almost to the 8 mark in my stock pot.
Apple Pie Filling
7 qt chopped up apples (in salt water/lemon juice to keep fresh)
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp lemon juice
10 1/2 cups water

Set/pack apples aside in jars and cook remaining ingredients into a syrup. Pour syrup over top and process for 15-20 min in hot water bath. (Process in warm water up to bottom of lids and start to time when the water starts to boil).  


I chopped all the apples up and put a few cups of water and some lemon juice with them.  
Then I made a syrup, but not as much water, as I wouldn't be processing them the same way.  Made a gooey syrup, added it to the apples, stirred a little, cooled and then put directly into the pies.  I think it made 5-6 apple pies...

 Mom's Blueberry Pie Filling
6 cups blueberries
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
Blueberry Filling

Made the blueberry filling much the same way.  Made a gooey syrup, added blueberries.

Apple Pie
Cutest tiny little rhubarb pie

12 pies, 11 for the sale, 1 for us.  I think these could be the best I've made yet.
Could be the new table was so nice to work on!

The "leftover pie" A little apple, blueberry and tiny bit of rhubarb with the leftover crust pieces.
  This on was for us only, and was used as a tester ~ passed with flying colors!

Hubby doesn't like that I make all these tempting treats.  I gave him and I a piece to share, but he went back and got a few more later!  ha ha.  He also didn't want me taking any pictures as he knew it may end up here!  ha ha


Kimberly said...

I love any pie with berries in. Mmm. Favorite is peach-raspberry. Yum!

Jo said...

I love the BC peaches we get here in August, but still waiting for my raspberries to get producing. Really miss all the berries we could just go out and pick in Manitoba.