We have only one apple tree in our yard. I don't have any idea as to what kind it is. I have tried to compare it to pictures of apples to determine its name so I would know the best use for them...but to no avail. This year, due to a late freeze we did not have many apples. If I would take a guess on the quantity it would be about 50 to 60.
I am not a big fresh apple eater - can not stand the peeling. Anyway, these apples make a good apple pie. Since apples freeze so well I decided I would make one apple pie and put the rest in the deep freeze.
In the past I have used my peeling, coring, and slicing machine for this task. I think it makes the slices too thin...could not find out how to make an adjustment for thicker slices. (Don't think there is one) So just used it to peel them and then I did the cutting into quarters and removing the core. At that time I sliced them to the thickness I liked. This was more work but the results were what I wanted.
This is a very large bowl and it was filled to the brim...well, there is a small amount of lemon water in the bottom (to keep them from turning brown).
Not a perfect looking pie - but one that tasted absolutely first class! Since my sweet husband is a diabetic I made it with a sugar substitute just special for him. He had a big slice with sugar free vanilla ice cream on it shortly after it came out of the oven.