…the smells – crisp leaves, baked apples, cinnamon sticks & spices…the sounds – leaves crunching, breezes blowing, football crowds cheering…and the tastes – OH, THE TASTES!!
My mouth waters just thinking about all of the scrumptious tastes of Autumn! Think hot apple cider with mulling spices brewing on the stove, freshly baked pumpkin pies and apple treats – yum, yum, yum!!
As the weather turned a bit Autumn-ish here this week, I couldn’t help but stuff everyone into the family vehicle and head to the orchard to pick the first of the Fall season fruits! Juicy peaches and crispy apples were ripe for the picking and I just couldn’t wait to fill up our bushel with delicious fresh fruit! It was such a great kick off to the season ahead!
Once we brought the fruit home, I immediately thought back to my own childhood and family apple picking adventures that I remember so dearly! We went each and every year…and my mother always made homemade apple slices with the delicious apples we had picked. I was bound and determined to start that very same tradition this year!
I scoured through all of my recipes and found her Apple Pie Slice recipe that I looked forward to each & every year while I was growing up!
Armed with the recipe, freshly picked Honeycrisp apples and my ever-so-handy Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer (highly recommended, by the way)…I was ready to make some yummy apple slices!
Apple Peeler/Corer from Williams Sonoma
Apple Slices are just like apple pie…but I think they are a little more delicious! They are super easy to make and the results woo the crowd!
To start…all you have to do is peel the apples, core them and slice them up…just like you would do if you were making an apple pie (this is where that little tool pictured above works it’s magic)!
Within about 10 minutes I had a yummy bowl full of sliced apples!
I typically like to let my apples sit a little while with a dusting of sugar and cinnamon over them, but it’s not necessary – just my preference. I usually just let them absorb the spices while I make the dough for the apple slices’ crust. Then just make the crust…which is a very easy dough to work with! I mean, if I can make a pie crust – anyone can!
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter
Fresh apples – about 5 to 7
1 egg, separated
Here’s the link to the icing I like to use on these apple pie slices: ICING GLAZE.