We picked these apples up in the hills a few weeks ago, and they've been hanging out happily around the fireplace. We do eat them though, I like them best fresh, but I've also run into a couple of new recipes worth hanging onto. I've made this cake twice already, and it's been a great success; simple and delicious. Today we ate it to celebrate a friends birthday - thus the party hat. My new favorite applesauce is baked in the oven, It makes it a lot easier, the taste is amazing and the whole house smells delicious.