Apple Recipes from Hidden Hollow


  1. Healthy Easy Peach (or Apple) Cake with Pecans
    Fill a deep glass baking dish half full of peaches (or apples) mixed with sugar and a little lemon juice. Mix Fluffy Pancake Mix with two or three egg whites and just enough water to make a cake-like batter. Pour over fruit almost to top of baking dish. Top with pecans mixed with dark brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees, half an hour or so, until toothpick comes out clean (or press the "Bundt Cake" button on a microwave convection oven).

  2. Microwave Baked Apples (best with Northern Spy apples)
    Microwave apple slices, with cinnamon sugar, until translucent. Or leave apples whole, remove most of core, and fill with cinnamon-sugar and chopped pecans or walnuts, OR try brown sugar and raisins, OR anything that sounds good. (If baked a little longer the sauce will caramelize.)

  3. Apple Crepes
    In blender combine 1 C. flour, 1-1/2 C. milk, 2 eggs. Let rest. Heat lightly greased crepe pan (or frying pan) Pour in a little batter. Tilt pan to cover with a thin coat. (If necessary add a little extra flour to batter.) When crepe bubbles away from pan, flip momentarily. Then remove to a warm plate. Roll each crepe with some Microwaved Baked Apples inside. Serve with: Whipped Cream, or Powdered Sugar, or Ice Cream.

  4. Apple Pancakes
    Prepare Great Value Complete Extra Fluffy pancake mix (WalMart Brand) Mix in thinly sliced apples. Cook pancakes. Serve with cinnamon-sugar.

  5. Apple Betty
    4 C. peeled, diced tart apples, 2 C. bread crumbs, 3/4 C. brown sugar. In a deep greased baking pan, layer half the apples then half the crumbs and sugar.Repeat Sprinkle cinnamon over top (opt) (add juice of one lemon for sweet apples.) Add C. hot water, cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove cover and brown. Serve warm alone, or with ice cream or whipped cream.

  6. Lodi Applesauce with Lodi World's Greatest Applesauce Apples (July 4-14)
    Boil lots of fresh peeled Lodi apple slices in a little water until sauce, then can or freeze. For smaller portions, microwave until translucent, peeled sliced Lodi apples. (This works even if apples are old.)

  7. Live Forever Breakfast
    Serve applesauce on toast for breakfast. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar (opt).

  8. Apple hors d 'oeuvres
    At Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it is customary to dip the apples in honey to wish a sweet New Year. Or serve slices with a fine cheese or blue cheese dip.

  9. Deep Dish Apple Pie (Northern Spy, Greening, or Granny Smith apples)
    1C. sugar, 2 or 3 T cornstarch, 12 C. sliced apples (~10 apples), 1 tsp. apple pie spice (opt). Stir together dry ingredients. Mix with apple slices. (May add 3/4 C. chopped pecans.) Turn into a 9x9x2 inch baking pan. Cover with pie crust. OR with 3/4 C. flour, 1/2 C. sugar, 1/2 C. margarine crumbled together. OR with 1 C. flour, 1/2 C. brown sugar, 1/2 C. margarine crumbled together. Bake at 425 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour. If topping browns too quickly, cover with aluminum foil. Serve warm.

  10. Canned Apple Pie Filling
    1 grocery sackful of apples, peeled, cored and sliced 10 C. water, 5 C. sugar, 1 C. cornstarch, 5 tsp cinnamon, 2 T lemon juice Wash and scald quart jars. Fill jars full of apples. Combine syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour syrup to tops of jars. Seal and process for 20 minutes in a hot water bath.

  11. Fried Apples
    Melt 2 T. low-fat margarine in a frying pan. Add sliced apples and sugar to taste. Brown, stirring often. A little water may be used instead of margarine.

  12. Apple Jelly (using Red Giant crab apples in August)
    Boil Red Giant crab-apples (or apple peels) in water barely visible through the slices. When soft, strain through cheese cloth several hours, or overnight. Cook 3 C. sugar with each 4 C. juice, until it sheets off the spoon. Can boiling in sterile jars.




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