Monday, October 26, 2015


What do you do after you go apple picking and come home with more apples than you know what to do with? Cook with them of course!!!
Last weekend I made Apple Pie Bars, The beginning of Apple Cider Vinegar and Dried Apples.  Yum!
If you want to make them also, here are the recipes I used.

Apple Pie Bars


  • 1 egg
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  2. THE CRUST: In a large bowl, combine the egg, butter and sugar. Mix until creamy. Add flour and salt and stir until combined. Using your fingers, press the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. THE APPLE PIE FILLING: In a large bowl, combine apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until combined. Pour over crust.
  4. THE SUGAR TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and butter. Stir until mixture is crumbly. Spread evenly over filling layer. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool and remove the bars from the pan by pulling the parchment paper.  Cut into squares.

I drizzled caramel over the top for extra added yumminess! 

Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Cores and peels from 6-8 apples (ideally organic)
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • Water to cover
After using the apples to create my apple pie bars, I placed the cores and peels in a large jar.  Cover the apple scraps with water and stir in the honey.  Put a paper towel on top and secure with a rubber band.  Let the mixture soak for 2 weeks then drain the liquid and discard the soils.  Return the liquid to the jar and cover with a paper towel and secure with a rubber band again and leave for 4 weeks, making sure to stir daily.  After 4 weeks, check for acidity to your liking.  Once you are satisfied, transfer to a covered bottle for storage.  

Dried Apple Slices 

 Dried Apples:  Core apples; slice into 1/8-inch thick rounds.  Arrange on an oiled baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees F until dry but still soft, 2 to 3 hours.

1 comment:

  1. Yummmmmmm and you know I'm a huge ACV fan! Good job, Mama! Now where's my portion? :-D