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Apple Overload!

Thursday, November 03, 2016

I went to an orchard last weekend and got a half bushel of apples. If you don't know what a half bushel is, let me tell you - IT IS A CRAP TON OF APPLES.

So I went to work right away, making four batches of applesauce and an apple cake. And then last night we had an apple party where we brought stuff to share so there was a pie, apple butter bread, and apple crisp.

Here's the applesauce in progress:


You can see by the two distinct colors that I strongly believe in cinnamon sauce with a little apple in it. The lighter one is just plain ol' applesauce - no sugar, no cinnamon, no nothing. That's what I used in the apple cake that I took to work to prevent myself from eating the entire pan.

Then last night I made this ridiculous apple crisp (both recipes vegan) and took it over to our little apple party. The good news is we had a healthy salad for dinner ... and then devoured tons of apple desserts that were maybe not so healthy. Here's the crisp:



It had this crazy pecan, almond flour, rolled oat, coconut oil topping that was to.die.for. They made me bring the leftovers home with me, but thankfully for me that was only maybe 20% of the dish.

But they're apples! How bad can apples be!? hahaha OK the tons of sugar maybe not so much.

So, 4 batches of applesauce, one apple cake, one apple crisp, an apple a day (at least), and I still have probably 15 apples left. So probably one more round of plain applesauce to be saved in 1/2 cup servings and frozen for future vegan baking needs. Along with the cinnamon applesauce (made with a touch of brown sugar) to snack on.

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