We have had the worst drought EVER--the yards are brown, the pond turned over and killed the fish, my farmer spouse has acres of corn without a cob--- BUT it has been a great fruit year. The apple tree is loaded and the fruit is super sweet from all the sunshine. The freezer won't have any veggies since the garden dried up but it will have some apples. I rarely make fried pies cause I LOVE to eat these right out of the freezer!
Soak in a syrup of 3 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1-6 ozpackage of Red Hots (heated slowly till candy is disolved)