Bountiful Baskets & Mini Apple Pies

Two weekends ago, Cameron and I were having a craving for some fruits and vegetables.  I was mainly on the fruit side… as always.  Anyways, we had a friend tell us about ‘Bountiful Baskets’.  How it is $15 a week for a huge laundry basket full of yummy and different veggies.  It is 50% fruit and 50% vegetables and 100% amazing.  So, I did my research and saw that you could come and go as you please (buy it one week and not the next) you can also add all organic foods or fresh breads or granola and even a beautiful pineapple for some extra charge.  I was a little skeptical for it being $15 but Saturday morning we showed up promptly at 7:45 to pick up our basket and this is what we got!
What a gorgeous display of color and taste! I was so excited to try out some of the new things we had never seen before.  Our favorite was the yellow melon that we still have no idea what it is but it sure was yummy!  I made some fresh salads for Cameron and had his best friend over to enjoy as well.  I also made yummy mini apple pies (from Pinterest) and fresh squeezed orange juice for our smoothies and added those perfect bananas we received!
We always hit up the grocery stores for produce and we are usually disappointed in these cold/cooler months, but what a surprise to have such yummy veggies right down the street! $15 was so worth it and although we can’t afford it every week we are pretty sure we are going to try to budget it in once a month! We are converted fans of Bountiful Baskets!  

Mini Apple Pies
Step 1: Cut off the top of 4 apples off and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon do not puncture the peel.

Step 2:  Slice one to two other apples very thinly. These apple pieces will give you the additional filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.  Mix sliced apples with sugars and cinnamon in a bowl. If you prefer more or less cinnamon make adjustments as desired. Same goes for the sugar.  Scoop sliced apples into hollow apples.
Step 3: Roll out pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips. Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
Step 4: Place apples in deep dish pan. Add just enough water to the cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft.

(yummy but doesn’t keep very well if you don’t eat them right away)


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