Did you ever try to peel an apple and cut the peel in one long continuous spiral piece? Everytime I peel apples, that's what I do. My grandmother would do this whenever she made an apple pie or just peeled an apple for us to eat. I remember sitting patiently, watching her peel the apple and when she was finished I would gobble up that long peel.
My apple pie is baking in the oven right now and the whole house smells heavenly.
Homemade apple pie for dessert tonight!