An Apple Makeover: Sour Cream Apple Pie

Do you have any raunchy apples laying around?  I did.  I managed help three of the apples go from raunchy to FABULOUS in a short time using this recipe for
Sour Cream Apple Pie.   I honestly had to fight everyone off to get this photo.
Here’s the recipe.

2 eggs
1 cup sour cream (I used vanilla yogurt)
1 c sugar
2 T flour
1 t vanilla
3 c chopped apples
In a large bowl, beat eggs.  Add sour cream, sugr, flour, and vanilla.  stir in apples.  Pour into unbaked pie shell.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  While that is baking combine
3 t butter
1/4 c brown sugar
4 T flour
Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pie.  Return to the oven and bake 20-25 more minutes until the filling is set.  Cool and refrigerate left overs…if there are any.

Kelli was home and we baked pies for a bake sale.  We made 5 regular apple pies and 2 strawberry/rhubarb pies for the bake sale.  Then we made two of the sour cream apples pies and two cream cheese pecan pies using Mary’s recipe from over at Quilt Hollow.  Since discovering Mary’s recipe, pecan’s have become a staple on my grocery list.

The kitchen was a huge mess…but the fun and the taste  were priceless.

What I’m Making: Caramel Apple Scones

Yesterday I told you that I had gotten a bunch of apples from my friend Carla.  I told you about processing them but I didn’t tell you what I’ve been making with some of the apples that I held back.

I dug through cookbooks looking for a few new recipes to try and hopefully over the next couple of weeks, I’ll share some with you.  Today’s recipe is Caramel Apple Scones.  YUM!!

I didn’t grow up eating scones and frankly didn’t know what they were until I was an adult.  This made me think that they were somehow hard to make.  NOT TRUE.  They are very easy to make.

Here’s the recipe…

I did make some changes to the recipe I would note here.

This was a small recipe only making 4 scones.  I doubled the recipe as I knew there would be people here to eat them.

I didn’t have wheat flour on hand so used only white flour.  I didn’t have half and half but did have cream so used cream.

Here is the picture from the magazine that was shown…

I’ll share a couple of tips and tricks I learned from making scones… …

Apples, Apples, Apples!!

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Now to today’s post.

My friend Carla, (Yep, Carla from Longarm Quilting Inspirations) messaged me the other day and asked if I wanted apples.  Hmm.  YES??

I’m sure you all have been asked if you wanted extra garden produce from a friend or neighbor.  Part of you really wants some and the other part of you knows you signed yourself up for some work if you say yes.

Then the next dreaded question…how much do you want?  Hmm.  Again, the produce is free…so how much work do you want to do?

After seeing Carla’s tree, loaded with apples with enough to give away to every person she knows, I ended up taking more than I originally planned on taking.  Oh, I wish I had thought and taken a picture of her tree.  WOW.

Carla said she had Courtland apples and they were a little sour yet.  She was afraid a wind would come and knock them all off as the tree was so heavy with fruit.  She said now was the best time to get them.

I got home with the apples at about 3:30 pm and decided I was going to start working on getting some of them processed.

Applesauce is a fairly quick and easy way to process a lot of them.  This is how I make applesauce…

Quarter apples.  Leave the peel on.  Leave the core on.  You can even leave the stem on.  Cook the apples on the stove until you can poke them as you would if you’re boiling potatoes.  Then run them through the machine.  The junk comes out one side and applesauce comes running out the other.  It’s so easy.

I’ve had my… …

Throwback Thursday: The Apple Edition

On Thursdays we recap a blog post or two sharing something from the past.  Today is one of those days…Throwback Thursday.

My apple tree is loaded with apples.  It’s time to dig out some recipes.  I’m guessing some of you are in the same situation so I thought I’d share some of my apple recipes on this rendition of Throwback Thursday.

A standard favorite around here that came from Hubby’s mom is Apple Crisp.  Hubby and the boys here love it.  Find the recipe here.  Grandma used to always make it when we came.


This apple salad will only use up a couple apples but it’s one of the more healthy recipes on the blog.  You can find the recipe here.

German Apple Cake is next up.  This recipe came from The Mississippi Valley Quilters cookbook.  It was yummy.  You can find the recipe here.


German Apple Rolls are a HUGE favorite.  I can’t get them to last much more than a day around here.  I might as well just make two batches at once.  Here is the recipe.


This Swedish Crustless Apple Pie is about the quickest recipe of the bunch..and good too.  Now that it is mainly Hubby and I around to eat, this is nice as it doesn’t make a large amount.


I for sure want to make a batch or two of this yet this fall….  Apple Pie Jam.  It honestly make toast taste like apple pie.  YUM.  Here’s the link.



I stumbled upon the recipe and love it.  This is a hearty cake more like carrot cake… Butterscotch Apple Cake.  You can find the recipe here.


This one might be Hubby’s favorite of the bunch…  Sour Cream Apple Pie.  You can find the recipe here.


Then there is my quilt…Criss Cross Applesauce.  That’s probably my favorite “apple recipe” on the blog.  You can find it here.

This quilt is really the family favorite.  Being it’s made with all recycled fabrics it is super soft.  I also used Hobb’s 80/20 for the quilting so it’s even softer.

Well…I am off to mow lawn.  I hope that task will end soon…then to pick apples.  I think supper time will include a Sour Cream Apple Pie.  I have LOTS of apples so if any of you have a recipe to share, I’d love to give it a try.

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