Hi Bold Bakers!
As we head into a busy Holiday season, I want to show you some Bold Baking Tips for desserts and sweets you can make weeks in advance so you can tick them off your list and have more time for family and friends. Did you know you can prepare a whole pie weeks in advance? It’s really easy and you just need a few basic components.
The filling in a pie is sometimes my favorite part. I have come up with an easy Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling. The beauty of this recipe is you combine apples, spices and sugar in a crock pot then set it and forget it. In just an hour or so you will have lovely, soft and saucy apple pie filling. Now, here’s what I really love, store your filling in sterilized jars and keep it in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. Then just grab it when you need a dessert fast.
Something to jazz up fruit and pies is a crunchy crisp topping. You can also make this in advance. Just rub your ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs then store in a ziplock bag. Store in the freezer then you have it ready to sprinkle over a pie when you need a quick dessert.
Now, for those of you who are prepared and ready to go for the Holidays then you will love my next tip that brings everything together. My Pie Crust recipe is put to good use this time of year. Your pie crust can be rolled and placed in a tin in advance and frozen until needed. I like to always have a pie crust in my freezer for any occasion that might arise. A little tip about frozen pie crust is that you can pop it into the freezer frozen, no blind baking needed. Pierce a few holes in the bottom with a fork and fill as desired.
Now you are ready to go with a whole dessert made from scratch. When friends or family drop in unannounced, you have a dessert ready to fire in the oven.
- Fill your Pie Crust with your prepared crock pot apple pie filling.
- Generously sprinkle crisp topping over your apple filling.
- To make the crisp topping: Just rub your ingredients together with your fingers until they resemble breadcrumbs. Store in a ziplock bag and freezer.
- Bake your apple pie at 375oF (190oC) for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
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