So it was up to me to do something with all this bounty. I made a job lot of pastry, got out the apple peeler/corer thingy, and got to work.
The pies are all in the freezer now, waiting for those cold weekend nights in the winter when hot apple pie with custard/cream/ice cream (choose your favourite) is the perfect dessert. I sprinkled some of the blackberries in each pie too, and then used the rest of the berries in a apple blackberry crumble that we will have tomorrow night.
None of these tasks would have been achieved without my handy dandy peeler/corer/slicer. That Victorian invention is absolutely awesome. I would still be there peeling otherwise. And I am not that dedicated.
Nor do I wish to suggest that I spend every hour in the kitchen turning out home cooked food. Dinner tonight was courtesy of Sainsbury's. I would like to thank them.
I still have apples left, but I've run out of pie plates. I think I may buy one more so we can have pie on the weekend. I'm not using one out of the freezer yet!