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skin on or skin off for apple pie?

fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2008 02:42 PM

i never really paid attention before, do you leave the skin on for apple pie?

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  1. JoanN RE: fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2008 02:52 PM

    Nope. Peel and core.

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      Nyleve RE: fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2008 03:01 PM

      Off off off off off off!

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        jeniyo RE: Nyleve Nov 25, 2008 03:05 PM

        Peel, it's lots of work esp. when there are 6-8 apples involved but you won't be sorry! you don't want a waxy pie!!

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          JoanN RE: jeniyo Nov 25, 2008 03:23 PM

          I just *wish* it was only 6 to 8. My favorite apple pie calls for 5 pounds of apples. Tomorrow I peel and core 11 of them. The one day a year I'd kill for one of those rotary peelers.

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            bnemes3343 RE: JoanN Nov 26, 2008 04:18 AM

            I also use 5 lbs in my deep dish. But please peel. It really doesn't take that long.

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              irishnyc RE: JoanN Nov 26, 2008 04:30 AM

              Buy one, you won't be sorry! (I also found I made more apple recipes after I got mine.)

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                Nyleve RE: JoanN Nov 26, 2008 06:34 AM

                I have one of those rotary peelers and it's fantastic. I bought it at a garage sale and it's definitely paid me back the $2 I spent! But seriously, it's a great little gadget if you have room to store such a thing.

          2. sarah galvin RE: fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2008 03:09 PM

            Always peel. Apple crisp I leave the peels on.

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              pengcast RE: fldhkybnva Nov 25, 2008 08:51 PM

              Actually in depends on the variety of apples. But for most North American apples, sadly the answer is to peel.

              I have had great apple pie and torte in France with the peeling on, but I think they wre Calvados apples or a near relative.

              1. Sam Fujisaka RE: fldhkybnva Nov 26, 2008 03:34 AM

                Skin on, slice thin.

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                  NE_Elaine RE: fldhkybnva Nov 26, 2008 03:58 AM

                  Definitely peel and core. A vegetable peeler will make it much easier than a knife. It will be worth it in the final result.

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                    dolores RE: NE_Elaine Nov 26, 2008 04:12 AM

                    Ick. Skin off.

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