Friday, April 03, 2009

what would you do?

What would you do if you had an apple that was kind of chalky tasting? Would you throw it out? Eat it as is?

We recently had an apple like that. I had cut it in half and had one of the halves with our breakfast. But because the apple was so chalky and not very sweet, I used the other half to make...apple pie.

With one puff pastry sheet, I used a cyclinder to cut out 4 circles, 2 were nice, the other 2 were made from the scraps, so they weren't too round.

I cut and heated the apple with some butter, sugar and cinnamon and cooked it down until it was almost like a jam.

After filling each circle, I baked it in a 200C (400F) oven for 20 minutes. You could hear it pooffing in the oven too, "poof" "poof"... the results were a delicious, flaky pie perfect for two afternoon teas and two snacks for Satoshi.

Gosh, it is the weekend already...hope yours is a good one!

18 comments:

Kathy said...

Ooo good idea! I give you credit for doing that...I would have just been lazy and thrown out the apple heheh ^_^

ilingc said...

apple crumble :)

K and S said...

Thanks Kathy :)

Ooh apple crumble is a good one too, Ilingc :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Jenster said...

They look delish! Does Satoshi realize how lucky he is to be married to such a talented (and thrifty) cook?

I'm afraid I would probably have thrown out that half-apple in my yard waste container. My kids would have given me a lecture on waste but neither of them would have touched that apple.

K and S said...

Jenster, I think Satoshi was just happy that I let him eat the apple pie at 11:00 at night :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Man, that's a great idea. You are really good at improvising.

K and S said...

I just couldn't see myself throwing it out Kirkk :)

Take care.
Kat

Coconut Girl Connie said...

good save! i would have probably given it to our pet chinchilla =)

K and S said...

you have a pet chinchilla? that is cool CGC!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Ever since we got the compost bin I've been like naaaaah...just chuck it out there with the rest of the rotting stuff. What use to be an effort to try and keep out kitchen scraps down has turned into not being able to produce enough. It takes a TON of stuff to make even a little bit of compost!

K and S said...

that is cool you have a compost bin, Rowena :) do you have those worms in it to make the compost soft?

Take care.
Kat

Deb said...

Given it to the husband - he eats anything! :)

Hey, this could be a new saying:

When life hands you chalky apples...

;)

K and S said...

Deb, Satoshi would eat just about anything and not complain also :)

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Apples in puff pastry are the best. Great job in using it up in a fun and delicious way! I probably would have just spread almond butter all over it--I like your plan better!

Lori said...

I don't remember having a chalky apple before. I probably would have thrown it out. But after reading this I'd definitely try out your recipe, it looks and sounds so good. I love apple pastries! :)

K and S said...

Ooh almond butter, that is something I have never tried Deb, this sounds like a nice way to eat it too :)

Thanks Lori :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Rowena said...

The bin has small aereating (sp?) holes at the bottom for the worms to enter. I imagine it's like the Ritz Carlton or something compared to plain old wiggling through the dirt! :-DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

K and S said...

that is very interesting Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat