Apple picking days + easy recipe

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Good evening everyone! I haven’t been posting so much lately as my little one has been napping for very short periods during daytime. I cannot complain, it’s so cozy to spend the most of my time with her. We had a nice start of fall in Bergen, cool and sunny. For this reason, me and baby have been making any excuse to be outside of the house everyday. Last weekend wasn’t an exception of course, but we remembered our garden had an “apple infestation”.

Our apple trees were like a surprise for us, because we found out they were actually apple-trees after we bought our house. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of apple picking as a family activity, and I hope my kids love this in the future.

God kveld alle sammen! Jeg har vært litt lite online i det siste fordi min lille prinsesse har veldig korte lurer om dagen. Jeg kan ikke klage i det hele tatt, da er det så koselig å nyte tiden min med henne. Vi hadde en fin begynnelse av høstens sesong, kjølig men solskinn. Takke være det fine været, har jeg og baby benyttet enhver unnskyldning til å være ute. Sist helg var heller ikke noe unntak, men vi husket at vår hage hadde en overdose med epler.

Våre eple trær var som en overraskegave til oss, fordi vi oppdaget at det var epletrær etter vi kjøpte huset vårt. Siden det, jeg har drømt om eple plukking som en familie aktivitet, og jeg håper virkelig at mine barn liker det i framtiden.

apple picking fall family activity recipes pai

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It is funny to see that our apples are not perfect at all. But there is nothing more rewarding than hunting our own food. That’s why we love them, no matter if they have these funny Troll noses 🙂

Det er morsomt å se at eplene er ikke perfekte. Men det er ikke noe mer givende enn å jakte på vår egen mat. Vi elsker dem, selv de har troll neser 🙂

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Earlier during this summer…

Tidligere i sommer …

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Baby contributed with the harvest, and was a very important member of the team 🙂

Baby hjalp med plukkingen, og var et viktig medlem av teamet 🙂

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With a large amount of apples, it is very wise to plan for desserts. But this year, I wanted to relax a bit and not schedule so many recipes in so short time (we have already so many activities these days!!). So the idea of storing frozen apple pie filling came to my mind, and the best of it is not only the flavor, but the practicality to have it whenever we want 🙂   Here is my recipe, I worked in batches of 2 kg of apples, which is enough for 4 pies:

Ingredients for the apple filling (for about 4 pies)

  • 2 kg apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced.
  • 2 l water
  • 3 3/4 cups/480 g. white sugar
  • 5 tbs /75 ml lemon juice
  • 1 cup /120 g. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp /4 g. salt
  • 2 tsp /8 g. ground cinnamon

Preparation:

In a bowl, add the sliced apples and lemon juice.

In a large pot, set medium heat and pour the water, let heat for a couple of minutes. Add sugar, cinnamon , cornstarch and salt. Stir for a couple of minutes. Set medium-high heat, add the apples and keep stirring for 5 minutes more.

Let the mix cool for 1 hour, and save it into tupperwares. Then you can freeze them.

*For the pie crust, the easiest and quickest is to buy pre-made ones. But you can also make it from scratch like I did. I followed the recipe that you can see in this link: Pie Crust.

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So finally, you can taste the fruits of your labor 🙂

Xo.

K.

 

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