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Spray an 8 inch pie pan with vegetable oil. In medium size bowl, mix apple slices with pineapple, sugar, and cinnamon. Place in pie pan. Dot with butter and sprinkle with nuts. Bake 40 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven.
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By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA
Coarsely crumble the graham crackers over the apples and fold in the whipped cream. This should not be fixed long before being served or the crackers will be too soggy.
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When I think of fall, my mind goes to new pencils and pumpkins and, of course, apples. If you are lucky enough to have an orchard near you, this is the time of year to go and get yourself a bushel of apples. You will need to set aside a weekend and gather some good friends but it will be well worth the work and effort that you put into your apples. In this article, I am going to give you directions for making applesauce and some other goodies. But first let's talk about apples.
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Our local apple orchard has windfall apples free for the taking. What options are there for using these apples in recipes and does anyone have recipes for these apples?
Some people prepare the filling for apple pies, and then freeze it for making pies later; you could make a supply of apple butter, apple sauce, apple juice. Or just peel, slice, and freeze the apples for something you might want to make later. Or you could gather up apples that are past their prime and put them on your compost pile.
I'm originally from an area close to you.
Just search the internet and see how many recipes there are for applesauce. I used to have a large family and went to old homesteads to find apples. So easy really to make and 'can' applesauce.Just cut out any spoiled or bruised spots in apples, slowly cook in large saucepan, then put through calendar, then freeze or easier still, can in pints jars for use later in recipes.
I also used to dry apple chips, great for healthy snakes in lunches.As mentioned before, peel, slice, season as you would for an apple pie, then line pie plate with tin foil.Place in freezer, when solid, remove ,put in a zip lock bag and instant pie filling for a winter apple pie.
I envy your access to 'free' apples. In this time of making ends meet, we need to go back to the 'good ol' days' and remember how it was and how we made do with the bounty we had access too.
Stay warm up north! I'm in the deep south now and miss the winters, how typical huh! HA
What are windfall apples?
An apple's an apple, so whatever recipes you would normally use, just make them as sweet as necessary and of course cut out bad spots when paring them.
APPLE DAPPLE CAKE
2 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. cooking oil
3 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
3 c. apples, chopped
1 c. nuts
Mix ingredients thoroughly, folding in apples and nuts last. Turn into greased and floured pan (9 x 13 inches). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool, cut into squares.
APPLE DAPPLE CAKE GLAZE:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. light brown sugar
2 tbsp. milk
Combine all ingredients into a boiler. Boil for 1 minute. Spread on hot cake.
I recently bought several bags of small apples (a really good sale or so I thought). They are a little on the tart side, and are quickly bruising. Any advice on simple recipes to get them used up quickly? Also, how can I sweeten them? Thanks!
I was given about 5 bushels of apples. We will make apple sauce and I will do a few crisps, but I need more ideas of what to do with all of these apples. We are storing them in the basement so they will last for a while.
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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)
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:
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)
I like slicing apples and drying them in a dehydrator.
Great snack food. (08/31/2005)
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)
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)
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)
Crusted Apple Flip -
Sevres 6 to 8
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
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
Apple Swirl Bundt Cake
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.
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)
What about apple doughnuts? They're yummy!
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.
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.
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)
You could always make apple butter using your crock pot. I have done this many times and it's delicious! (09/09/2005)
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)
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.
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.
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)