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Monday, October 17, 2016

Munchie Monday: Vacation Apple Pie

On vacation away from home, food is always an issue.
You can eat out.  (Expensive...)

You can eat in.   (You need to bring equipment, food, spices.)

You can fast.  (For a weekend, possibly...but probably not if you are going to be gone for a week.)

We always take food and kitchen stuff with us.  Too much stuff.  This vacation we took way more than we ever had before, including at least a peck of fresh utility Macoun apples.  They were good apples but we were not going to eat that many fresh apples.  What to do, what to do?

We chose to make an apple pie.  This is how:

Went to the store for a frozen pie shell.

Preheated the oven to 350 degrees F.

Peeled, cored, sliced 6 apples and put in large bowl with about 1/2 cup granulated sugar (from vacation supply bin) then added 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon (purchased at The Dollar Tree store).  Put the prepared apples into the pie shell.

Took 1 1/1 cups of Rip's Big Bowl cereal, sans the spoon sized Shredded Wheat, and crumbled it with 2 tablespoons butter (brought from home) and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (same vacation supply bin).  Mixed these ingredients until well combined and sprinkled over the apples.

Put pie in oven on top of cookie sheet that was in the unit.  If there had been no cookie sheet in the unit, we would have found a disposable one at The Dollar Tree.  Pies ALWAYS spew over the top.  It is unconscionable to make a terrible mess in the oven that the service staff will have to clean up.  Seriously. 

Bake for 45 minutes or so.  Insert a fork or knife into the apples to see if they are tender.  If not, let it cook another ten minutes or so.  Our oven did the job in just over 45.

It was not a perfect pie , but it was better than nothing, and a sweet treat to have for dinner a couple of nights.

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