Apple Pie Filling...for Spoon to Mouth Eating

Apple Pie Filling...for Spoon to Mouth Eating

Apple pie filling for pies? Who needs that. No crust necessary here, this lady's filling goes straight from jar to mouth. Unfortunately, this childhood, now adult-maintained autumnal habit has lead to some severe  cases of sugar rush, especially if an entire pint is consumed. Oops! For this reason I drastically reduce the sugar content of the filling and replace the majority of it with apple juice or cider.

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Spiced Crenshaw Melon Jam with Lime

Spiced Crenshaw Melon Jam with Lime

Crenshaw you say...what's that? Only THE juiciest, creamiest most flavorful melon you'll ever sink your taste buds into, that is what!

Spending several years apprenticing on organic farms had exposed me to a wide variety of various delicious fruits and vegetables. None however, save for the golden russet apple (more to come on this later in the season), blew my mind more than the Crenshaw melon. I tended to like cantaloupe and musk melon but never thought it was AMAZING. Crenshaws are AMAZING.

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