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Apple pie filling made ahead

madnoodle's picture

Now that I have my question about roasting vegetables ahead of time answered, I'm moving on to a pie question.  I can bake a pie at the lake no problem, but I'm wondering if I can make the filling ahead of time.  My recipe calls for 2 T lemon juice to be tossed with the apples, then the usual flour, sugar, cinnamon mix added, with a bit of melted butter.  Can I just mix it all up and transport it to the cabin, then dump it in a pie shell and bake? 

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Jean's picture

(post #65214, reply #1 of 18)

Sounds do-able to me. Go for it.


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madnoodle's picture

(post #65214, reply #2 of 18)

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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ashleyd's picture

(post #65214, reply #3 of 18)

I have to ask this, as an ignorant foreigner you understand, but why, when you have everything you need at home, set off into the back of beyond, where you have minimal facilities, to cook the biggest meal of the year?


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Ozark's picture

(post #65214, reply #4 of 18)

The "lake"!

 


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madnoodle's picture

(post #65214, reply #6 of 18)

Ozark's right--it's the lure of the lake.  It's the last chance to get up there before winter sets in.  It's just us and bachelor BIL this year, so it's not a big deal.  We'll roast a leg of lamb on the BBQ--no turkey, much to DD's dismay. 

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ashleyd's picture

(post #65214, reply #16 of 18)

OKAAAAAY, I think I get it. The lake's a great place to be (but not for much longer) and Thanksgiving's a not-to-be-missed meal. I think if were me and move one or the other a day or two, but I can see the appeal (as much as I can see the appeal of any place without running water!).


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Gary's picture

(post #65214, reply #5 of 18)

I don't think so. The sugar will draw out moisture from the apples and make the flour gummy.

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madnoodle's picture

(post #65214, reply #7 of 18)

Then can I mix the apples, lemon juice and sugar together and add the flour later?

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Gary's picture

(post #65214, reply #8 of 18)

That would let the sugar and the apples sit together for a prolonged period which would still draw out the moisture. If you used your normal amount of flour, you would end up with too soupy of a filling.

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madnoodle's picture

(post #65214, reply #9 of 18)

OK, you win.  I'll make the filling at the lake.  Thanks for your help.

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Pielove's picture

(post #65214, reply #10 of 18)

"That would let the sugar and the apples sit together for a prolonged period which would still draw out the moisture. If you used your normal amount of flour, you would end up with too soupy of a filling."

RLB's peach pie recipe directs you to let the fruit sit with the sugar and lemon juice for a long time. The fruit is then drained and the juice is reduced down to a thick syrup, which is then added back to the fruit. In my hands, this technique works very well. It might work for apples too.

I intend to try this to make frozen apple pie fillings for winter pie baking. I welcome any suggestions for making it work better.

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Jean's picture

(post #65214, reply #11 of 18)

Abi Johnson's Cider Apple Pie should work. Read the directions, you partially cook the apples, thicken the juices and cool before putting it in the crust and baking. This is a terrific pie!!


http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/apple_cider_pie.aspx


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madnoodle's picture

(post #65214, reply #12 of 18)

I'm sure it is, but Thanksgiving is all about tradition, and tradition dictates that I shall make 1 pumpkin pie, using the recipe on the back of the can of E. D. Smith pumpkin, and 1 apple pecan pie, using my mom's recipet.  I'll have to try your recipe another time.

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Jean's picture

(post #65214, reply #13 of 18)

Well, have a happy anyway.


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Pielove's picture

(post #65214, reply #14 of 18)

Jean,

Thank you for the tip. It may not have helped the OP, but it did help me!

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Jean's picture

(post #65214, reply #15 of 18)

:)


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Pati's picture

(post #65214, reply #17 of 18)

You may already do this but I would prep the apples and toss them with the lemon juice, which will prevent the apples from browning. Put them in a large enough plastic bag to allow for later mixing. Then mix the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a separate bag. At the lake, dump the dry ingredients into the apple bag and add the melted butter. Close the bag and mix it together.

Jean's picture

(post #65214, reply #18 of 18)

Besides, a little browning isn't going to matter once you dump the cinnamon on anyway. :)


"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
                                               - Cicero  - 55 BC
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