Just cut up and slice your apples and toss them with whatever you put in your pie filling. Then freeze in a greased pie pan and, when the apples are hard, lift them out and wrap for long-term freezing. Then when you want to bake a pie all you have to do is plunk that ready-frozen chunk of homemade pie filing in a crust!
Do you ever do this? We're tempted to try it; we love apples so much, and this would help us bake a lot more of it in the late winter.
• Get the recipe for make-ahead pie filling: Summer Pie, Any Time at Sunset
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