Shine's Thyme

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mmmm Mmmm Good!

I truly love Autumn. It is one of my most favorite seasons....for so many reasons. One reason of course, the cooler temperatures. I am NOT a hot weather girl. In fact, I could probably live in Alaska, but here in Tennessee, well, we have really nice weather. Summers aren't too bad and neither are the winters. USUALLY. Sometimes we have extremes with both. I generally don't like temps any higher than the low 80's, but this has been our hottest summer on record with more days in the 90's than ever...including today!!!. So the cooler temperatures that come with the autominal equinox make me swoon. One of my favorite fall pastimes is making apple pie in a jar with my sweet daughter. Love the smells....and just seeing all those beautiful jars in the cupboard brings joy.

              Aren't they pretty? Feels good too, knowing we'll be having warm, delicious pie all winter.

                                                          Apple Pie in a Jar

4&1/2 cups sugar                        Warm jars in oven. Peel, slice and soak apples in lemon water or
1 cup cornstartch                         fruit fresh. Stir 1st. five ingred. together in a large pot. Add water
3-4 tsps. cinnamon                       Cook over med. heat till thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.
1/2 tsp nutmeg                             Add lemon juice and set aside. Pack apples in hot jars leaving
1 tsp salt                                      one in. headspace. Pour hot syrup over apples leaving 1/2 in. Put  
10 cups water                              on lids . Place in hot water bath for 20 minutes.
3 Tblsp. lemon juice
5-6 lbs. apples

                                                                 FOR PIE
Prepare crust. Fill with apple pie in a jar. Top with: 1/2 cup oatmeal~1 cup flour~1/2 cup brown sugar~1tsp cin. ~1 stick of butter. Mix all together and crumble over top of apple pie mixture.
Bake @ 375 for 40 minutes.
Oh my goodness good!
                                       Can't you just smell this yumminess???? It was good girls!!
Also made tons of yummy apple butter. YUMMO!! Think we'll have some of that for breakfast.....Ben may have pie:) But apples aren't the only thing I love about Autumn....Love ALL the smells and the cool crisp air~~~this week-end they say we may have a day with a high of only 79!! Yippee!! I'm am seriously excited!! Hopefully I can post about my many favorites I treasure this season. Have a blessed day girls!! And                                                   Happy Autumn!!!!!!!!!!!


Debbie said...

I sure miss my Grams pie...yours looks delish...and look at all those canned will be set for a while.

It's Just Dottie said...

I am just learning to can. I am really enjoying learning. Your jars look so pretty. I can just smell your kitchen by looking at them!I know the pies are wonderful.
I am going to try to make apple sauce later this month.

Deborah said...

You are amazing!!
Love apple-creations in the autumn...
That pie looks marvelous and moth-watering!!!!

Deborah xo

Sherry said...

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Amanda Nicole said...

Ummmm.... yummmmm-OOOO is right! My Mamaw & I were just sitting here reading your blog(I was showing her how amazing the pew turned out!) and she said "uhhhhhh I want one!!!" (refering to your apple pie jars) lol. She is absolutely swooning at the pictures... and we're both salivating! lol. YUM!

Anita said...

Oh that looks so good and it brings back memories for me! My grandmother used to can the apple pie filling for me, and I miss it so much! Thanks for stopping by!