I have a great idea.
My mom came to visit me a few weeks ago and we went apple-picking. She went a little overboard, as this was her first apple-picking experience. 15lbs of apples later, this was quite apparent. And then Mom left the next day to head back to The Bahamas, sans apples.
This got me thinking.
You know how apple pie recipes always call for "cups" of apples? Well, how am I supposed to know how many apples will yield 6 cups? This inevitably leads to that moment in the grocery store when I hog the spot in front of the Granny Smith apples while trying to figure out how many apples equal 6 cups. Awkward. Then there's always at least an apple or two left over that I have to deal with.
So here's my great idea. Why not roast those extra apples up and treat yourself to a fresh, homemade apple pie without the crust? Some people say the crust is the best part (and I concur), but sometimes you just do what you gotta do.