Waste Not


Like last week there were Granny Smith apples left over on Friday so I brought 3 home and this time I made an apple pie.

I stewed the apples with a few whole cloves and used the sweet pastry recipe which is here.

Pie base with apple added

Completed and brushed with milk – ready to go in the oven

Ready to serve

I also squeezed an assortment of less than perfect citrus – lemons, oranges, mandarins and grapefruit.  I added some sugar and made up a drink using 1/3 juice and 2/3 soda water.  It was nice and refreshing.

Both the drink and apple pie used ingredients that would otherwise have been watsed.

What have you cooked or made so that ingredients do not get wasted?

4 thoughts on “Waste Not

  1. Oh my, that looks soooooo yummy. I can feel my hips getting bigger just by looking at that Apple pie. I think my DH and Grand kiddies will be pleased with me if I make them this one (and me too lol).

  2. Last night I had 1 and a half left over (store bought) puff pastry sheet after making 2 quiches.

    So I placed it in a dish, sprinkled with brown sugar, thinly sliced 1 apple and layered it French Tart style, topped with 1 passion fruit, a dash of olive oil and squeezed a quarter of a lemon. Popped in the oven and Boy Oh Boy was it delicious. This was enough for 4 large slices. One for us 3 and 1 for our Helpx Guest.

    I was very proud of myself 🙂 delicious, inexpensive, resourceful and prevents waste.

    • Hi Stephanie
      Great work on using up what you have. I get a real thrill out of making something special and knowing that things have not been wasted.

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