There is a crabapple tree in my back yard. Every year we get plenty of apples. This year was no exception. In fact, I'd say we have even more apples than usual this year, what with all the rain we've been having. (and for once, no wasps trying to eat them all!)
I plucked two 4-litre pails worth the other day, which was a very small fraction of apples available. I made 1 dozen apple muffins. I would have made more but they are a pain to peel. I got bored after awhile, and not to mention my hands began to cramp.
I mentioned this on Facebook and one of my friends was shocked that I peel them. My response was, "you don't?"
So, I'm curious.... do you peel crabapples? (see the poll at the bottom of this post to select your answers!) I always have. I guess I have always peeled apples (all sizes) because I don't digest the skin very well.
We usually make a few dozen apple muffins and a couple pies (the pies from last year are still in my freezer waiting to be eaten) It's always been a pain to peel them but there used to be 2 of us peeling them.
I'd hate for all these apples to go to waste (believe me, I've tried giving them away!) just because of time consuming peeling!
So tell me, what do you do?
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...