Recipes Using Apples


I was just given 3 grocery bags full of organic McIntosh apples. These are not pretty apples, but they are delicious. I made apple pies over the weekend, but then received these 3 more bags and need something to do with them that fits a busy weekday schedule.
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Some are already bruised or have gashes in them, so I wanted to use them before they all spoiled. Can you freeze pie filling? If I do, what do I mix in with them to keep them from turning brown? I had heard lemon juice, but wasn't sure how much to use as I didn't want to affect the flavor too much.

Any other quick suggestions would be appreciated.

Suzi from PA

Answers:

Recipes Using Apples

You can dry them; a food dehydrator works best but there are other drying methods as well. Check out this website: http://www.acplace.com/recipe-box/dryapple.htm (08/31/2005)

By magnoliatn

Recipes Using Apples

Why not make some homemade apple pie filling?

Peel, core and slice 7 quarts apples.
Place into a dutch oven that already has a mixture of:

  • 2 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 1/2 quarts water
Mix, bring to a boil and cook until just thickened. Add 2 T. lemon juice. Stir in.

Pack into hot jars (use hot jars cause your mixture is hot) until 2" down from the top of the jar (any higher and in the hot water bath it will boil over). Place in a hot water bath for 25 minutes.

This canned apple pie filling can be used for apple crisps, pies, snacks, etc. (08/31/2005)

By valleyrimgirl

Recipes Using Apples

I like slicing apples and drying them in a dehydrator.

Great snack food. (08/31/2005)

By syd

Recipes Using Apples

We have an apple tree and I've found that if I store some of the excess in a cool spot, I can keep them quite a few months. I like apples best eaten as God made them! (08/31/2005)

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By mary

Recipes Using Apples

I suggest making the pie filling. valleyrimgir, l gave the recipe to, then making all the rest into applesauce. Don't worry about its turning brown -just add cinnamon and sugar before you can it (process it) and tell yourself it is brown because of the cinnamon! ;-) (08/31/2005)

By Katie A.

Recipes Using Apples

I make stewed apples for my family but there really isn't a "recipe". I peel, core and slice 6-8 apples and put them into a heavy frying pan (cast iron is the best). Cover the apples with white suga. start with about 2/3 cup and add more to taste. Sprinkle with cinnamon, about 2-3 tsps, and a pinch of nutmeg. Put 3 tbs butter (the real stuff is best) and a small amount of water. Cover tightly and simmer on low until apples reach the desired consistency. I cook them a little firm and put apples and the sauce over vanilla ice cream, or you can cook them softer and spread on hot, buttered toast. My family also likes them on hot waffles and pancakes. (08/31/2005)

By Linda

Recipes Using Apples

Crusted Apple Flip -
Sevres 6 to 8

  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Pecan Halves
  • 1 Tbs Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 (9-inch) Unbaked Pastry Pie Shells
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 6 Cups Apples, peeled & sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread softened butter evenly over bottom
and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Press pecans, rounded side down into
butter. Pat brown sugar evenly over pecans and gently place one pie
crust
over sugar.

In a bowl, combine apples with lemon juice, flour, sugar, cinnamon and
nutmeg. Spread evenly over pie crust. Place second pie crust on top and
flute edges. Prick surface with a fork.

Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes (place on cookie sheet to catch any
overflow). Cool 2 minutes and invert onto serving plate, removing pie
plate. (08/31/2005)

By christi

Recipes Using Apples

Apple Swirl Bundt Cake

  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1-2/3 c. applesauce
  • 3 eggs

Grease a 10 inch bundt pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together
the sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar and
cinnamon mixture over sides and bottom of greased pan. Blend cake
mix, applesauce and eggs until moistened. Reserve 1 1/4 cups batter.

Pour cake batter in bundt pan. Sprinkle rest of sugar and cinnamon
mixture on top. Last, add the 1 1/4 cup cake batter. Bake for 40
minutes or until done.
(08/31/2005)

By christi

Recipes Using Apples

Apple pies of course! Give them to family, friends and neighbors wishing them a happy fall.
Put a tag on them labeling "Happy fall Ya All!"
Jennifer CA (08/31/2005)

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Recipes Using Apples

What about apple doughnuts? They're yummy!

Apple Doughnuts

  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. apple cider
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • 1 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, cream together the sugar and butter, then beat in the egg. Add the cider, milk, and vanilla to the creamed mixture. Beat well until combined. Pour mixture into the center of the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Peel, core, and finely chop the apple, then stir it into the batter. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.

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Place half the dough on a floured board; knead lightly, and roll out to about 3/8" thick. Cut with a floured 2" doughnut cutter. Heat the oil to 375 degrees in a skillet with high sides or a large pan. Fry the dough for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Cool slightly, then dust with confectioners' sugar or a mix of 1 c. sugar to 1 tbsp. cinnamon.

(09/01/2005)

By Meari

Recipes Using Apples

I would made apple sauce, by cooking together cored, peeled and sliced apples with sugar and then freeze it. Later you can make an apple pie with the apple sauce. (09/09/2005)

By martine

Recipes Using Apples

You could always make apple butter using your crock pot. I have done this many times and it's delicious! (09/09/2005)

By Debbie

Recipes Using Apples

Hey, thanksgiving is coming! make another pie and put it in the freezer to keep. that will be one less thing you have to do then (09/10/2005)

Recipes Using Apples

You can get fruit fresh and mix with water to keep fruit from turning brown then freeze,good for peaches, etc. (09/10/2005)

By Betty W.

Recipes Using Apples

A friend of mine has for years been buying apples by the bushel, peeling and coring them with a hand crank machine, bagging them in portions enough for 1 pie, and tucking them in the freezer in plastic ziploc bags laid out flat.

I found a web site with the type of peeler she uses. http://www.applesource.com/peeler.html

Hers has a screw that attaches itself to a table top instead of a suction cup.
I once bought the screw type, but had to return it, as my table top was too thick - so be aware of this. I had a suction something or other machine and eventually it wouldn't stick to the table, so make sure you can get replaceable suction cups if you go that route.
(09/10/2005)

By cookwie

Recipes Using Apples

Prepare apple pies as if to bake but DO NOT BAKE, put them in freezer. When ready to bake they will taste as if you had made them,Sunday is apple picking day here, plan to put a few in freezer unbaked. (09/10/2005)

By minymont

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