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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kitchen Favorites

There are certain helpful gadgets in my kitchen that I just can't imagine being without.  One of them is my apple peeler corer slicer that I got at a Pampered Chef home party many many many years ago.  The hours of time it saves me in the fall when apples come into season here in Michigan have been numerous.  You can peel a bushel of apples in no time flat for pies, applesauce, breads...anything that needs sliced apples.


I love to make apple pie filling in the fall and freeze bags of it to use all winter longer for fresh tasting apple pie.  I just take all the ingredients for the pie filling and mix it together and place each individual pie filling in a zip lock bag, then all winter when I want to make a pie its just a matter of grabbing a bag from the freezer. 


There are several functions to this handy kitchen helper but mostly I use the full feature of peeling, coring and slicing the apples.


The wonderful thing about having the machine slice the apples for you is that ever slice is the same, makes for very even baking.  You can leave leave the apple sliced but still together in the spiral if you want to make baked apples.



For other baking projects you just run you knife down the apple twice and you have perfect quartered apple slices. Diced apples ready for pie, bread, struttle, whatever your apple lovin heart desires.

11 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Nothing better than our Michigan apples. Yummy! Great idea to freeze all the apple pie fixin's at one time, I'm sure that makes pie baking around the holidays easy-peasy!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hubby has an apple peeler, and even tho I don't use it, it is wonderful. I can pears (for him) and I couldn't imagine having to peel, core and slice those things. Of coarse I don't, he does with his apple peeler.

Honey at 2805 said...

You apple peeler makes quick work of that doesn't it? Maybe I would bake more apple pies with one of these!

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NanaDiana said...

Well~ Is that slick, or what? I have one that I never use because it so cumbersome. I think I got the wrong one! lol Yours does a perfect job! Hugs- Diana

Amy Kinser said...

I chuckle about apples now because we just went and picked over ninety pounds of apples to put up for the winter. I have made apple butter, applesauce, apple chips, apple fruit rollups, apple bread...yes, apple everything.

I cannot even imagine doing it without my apple pealer corer slicer. What a gift!!

Paula said...

An apple peeler looks like quite a handy tool for this time of year. Seeing all of those apples makes me crave pie!

Debbie said...

Oh goodness... I WANT one!! Do you know how much time that would have saved me over the years. Even in the every day eating, I had a kid who wouldn't touch an apple peel.

ShannonPinNOLA said...

My mouth is watering....

Ellen said...

This is the season for apple anything and everything. I had been to many of those demos but never bought this. Sure looks like a gadget to have.
Happy Fall
Hugs,
Ellen

Rettabug said...

I want..no, I NEED ONE OF THOSE peelers!! I've got a big beautiful bowl of apples just waiting to be made into a pie. That would be sooo helpful. Going to find one online. Thanks for sharing!!
R.

Chris said...

Hi Miss Char, I'm recently retired also. Ain't it grand!!!! What a fabulous kitchen tool that apple peeler/slicer is. I'm from the top end of Michigan, over the International Bridge, so, hello neighbour. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris