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Thursday, August 24, 2017

~ APPLES

Mr. Sweet and I have always loved apples.


Here in our part of Texas, we have HI PLAINS ORCHARDS


THIS PHOTO AND WORDS BELOW in blue ARE FROM A 2009 POST.
"MR. SWEET and I went apple pickin' today (Tuesday)
and we had such a good time....even ate lunch at the orchard.
We had Mexican food which was pretty good but the bestest of all...
FRESH APPLE CAKE......
O HONEY! "




We came home that day with a basket of beautiful and delicious apples.

Wish we had gone there more often...



Apples have been used in a lot of my food photos over the years.




I've always liked this photo with fruit, fall leaves and cotton bolls....





...and I remember how much fun I had with these little green apples, stacked on a mirror...





I made this apple wreath several years ago...


I remember taking all the apples off when I wanted a different wreath..
wonder where those faux little green apples are now..??





 The other day, I had 5 small Fuji apples
(those were Mr. Sweet's favorite because of the thin skin)
and
some pastry shells.


 ....gooood things can come from little apples and pastry shells...
♥ ♥ ♥
chop the apples..
add them to a bit of water, a bit of cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and
100% pure Apple Juice
and gently boil until the apples are tender...
the juice  will thicken...ummmmmm


and then you can add whipped cream and fresh mint
and you've got yourself a mighty fine dessert.
....pretty, too.

31 comments:

  1. Apples are such a beautiful fruit and so delicious. The apple tarts look divine. Precious memories of Mr. Sweet and his love for apples. Hugs! ♥

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  2. We have a few local farms. Strawberries, tomatoes, and of course peaches seems to be their forte

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  3. Great post.. The apples in the bakery shells looks delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  4. Wish we lived closer. That apple orchard sounds like a fun place.

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  5. SWEET thoughts of that visit to the orchard:) Your house always smells tasty and I have never been there! Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  6. I've been thinking of apples lately, too. I printed a simple recipe for Apple Monkey Bread and want to surprise my peeps with it this weekend!

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  7. yum!! It all looks Falltastic! Cant wait to see more of your sweet fall recipes and decor.
    Lisa

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  8. We love apples here too. We go to an orchard every year call Sky Top. Your apple puff pastry looks yummy!

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  9. Sweet memories of Mr. Sweet! You both had such an amazing life together....

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  10. We used to go to the local all the time when I was growing up in NY. Haven't been to one in a long time. Those little pastries looks so yummy!

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  11. So Sweet - your photos are so warm and inviting and full of love...and apples. A delicious post. :)

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  12. I like Fuji apples too but my favourite apples at the moment are Pink Ladies. Very, very firm apples. Have you ever tried them? I don't know where they're grown. I want to say Australia but I have no clue if that's even remotely true.

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    1. I just checked Wikipedia and yes, they come from Australia! Their official agricultural name is Cripps Pink apples. They are marketed under the name Pink Ladies. Guess that sounds more appealing, LOL!

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  13. One of the reasons I love fall is because it is apple picking time! So enjoyed you sharing your memories, and that dessert, just tops it off. Have a blessed day!
    Sue

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  14. My man loves apples bj . He usually carries one for lunch daily . Thinking about you and praying for your sweet spirit . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  15. Oh, how yummy these look! And, it sounds like they weren't too, too hard to make, either, which makes them all the yummier! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. I am praying often for you!

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  16. I was ready for the arrival of fall before reading this post, BJ, but now I want it to come even sooner for the joy of apple picking and then the pleasure of baking with apples. Last but not lest is the enjoyment of eating them in baked treats. I'm sure that Mr Sweet is smiling too at the memories.

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  17. I am so ready for Fall and Apple Butter. I didn't make any last year, but this year I am going to make some.
    'Your apples in the pastry shells look so good and I wish I had one right now.

    Great post BJ and you all have a wonderful weekend. Hope you don't get any of that storm, be careful.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  18. I might have to steal that idea to make something sweet in pastry shells with our pears! Blessings dear bj!

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  19. Your apple pastries are beautiful, BJ. Such a beautiful dessert! Apples will be coming in this fall in VA and I hope to try your recipe then. Hugs to you, BJ. ♥

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  20. I just adore you BJ. You and Mr. Sweet had so many wonderful adventures and shared some amazing food. You always make me want to cook and eat!

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  21. I also used up apples today. I got a big bowlful from my neighbour and today I made apple pie filling for the freezer. Tomorrow I think I will use up the remainder in some muffins and a cake.

    God bless.

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  22. I made a sheet apple pie yesterday and most of it has disappeared already. The grands had their fair share! Your memories of apples and Mr Sweet are wonderful. Hugs to you, BJ.

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  23. What beautiful memories you have! Those apples in puff pastry shells are calling my name. They look so good and with the weather cooling here I definitely feel more like baking!

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  24. Sounds . . . Looks . . . very Sweet!
    (Happy to see you back in the kitchen! Mister Sweet loved your yummy baked treats.)

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  25. Awww your memories plus your apple filled pastry shells are so wonderful, bj! Here's a kiss for you...xxxxxxx

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  26. BJ thanks for sharing your 2009 post with Mr Sweet.
    I do love apples too!
    Love

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  27. These look just marvelous BJ....as always delicious food and beautiful color....you are in my thoughts these days...warm hugs!

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  28. I love your apple photos. We went to a wonderful orchard out in West Texas years ago. It was one of our best days.

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xo bj