It’s that time of year around Lake Chelan when apples are everywhere. Trucks piled high with bins filled with green and red varieties are a constant presence on the street, reminding everyone that harvest is in full swing. We are lucky enough to be right in the middle of the action! Because we have access to so many different varieties of apples, it becomes an adventure when it’s time to bake. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the mixture of apples you choose for pies, tarts or applesauce.
The one gadget I’m always so glad I have at this time of year is my Apple Master. It peels, cores and slices apples into the perfect size for pie. That means less prep time, and the kids think it’s fun, so that means more time with them in the kitchen!
For the recipe I was doing, I just wanted to peel the apple, so I removed the piece that performs the slicing and coring function. Just put the apple on the prongs, and start turning the crank!
Of course, you could do this over a garbage bag, or right on the counter if you want… Just keep turning the crank until the entire apple is peeled.
Now, the peeled apple is ready for your recipe! These were peeled, grated on a box grater, tossed with cinnamon and sugar, and baked into apple hand-pies using store-bought puff-pastry for a quick and easy weeknight dessert.