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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keyword Apple

Sometimes I am a bit surprised to see what some of my keywords are. Like today I check to see what a top search keyword on my blog was apple. To me it is the wrong time of the year because apples are to me a fall fruit and theme. But to celebrate apples today being a top keyword I will share a few apple recipes

When selecting what apple to use here is a resourc for you

  • McIntosh are excellent for applesauce or nibbling raw.
  • Gala work well in applesauce, baking, cooking, and eating raw.
  • Cortlands, Empires, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, and Honeycrisps are best for baking and cooking. (one of my favorite apples to munch on is a golden or red delicious)
  • Red Delicious and Fuji apples are best eaten raw.

  • ABC Melt (Apples, Bacon and Cheddar)
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
    1 large egg
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1/2 cup olive oil
    2 slices thick hearty bread
    4 slices thick bacon, crisped
    4 slices cheddar cheese
    1/2 Fuji apples, cored, sliced

     Combine basil, egg, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor. Begin pureeing and drizzle oil into mixture in a slow steady stream until a thick sauce has been made. Set aside. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Spread basil mixture onto both slices of the bread then top with 2 slices of bacon, 2 slices of cheese, 4 slices of apple then 2 more slices of cheese, 2 slices of bacon and the second piece of bread. Place sandwich on hot grill pan and heat until cheese melts, flipping to brown both sides. Slice in half before serving.

    recipe source: She Knows



    Apple Snow



    6 large apples - peeled, cored and chopped
    3 tablespoons water
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg white 

     In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine apples and water and cook, covered, over low heat, until frothy, 15 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. Let cool. In a medium bowl, whip the egg white until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cooled apple mixture. Serve.