#FRIDAYFOOD: Apples


img_1647I remember my grandmother, the late Clara Mae Woods of Stewart, drying apples on large screens in the fall when the apples were ripe. My dad said he thinks she was drying apples for pies – but there may have been other desserts and goodies.

While she had electricity and freezers and all of that when I was little, she didn’t necessarily grow up with those “luxuries.” She had always dried apples on screens during the late summer and fall to put away for the winter, and that’s how she continued to put up apples.

All of her grandkids thought the apples on her tree in the backyard were way too tart to eat, but I do not remember ever turning away a slice of apple pie.

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