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Friday, October 27, 2017

How Many Ways Can Your Use Apples

Summer time treat of frozen apple can be made up easily. First you want to peel, core, and slice the apple. Using 1 qt of water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt Drop apple pieces in. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse apple pieces off and blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Cool under running water, drain, and dry apples on paper towels. After the apples dry place in plastic bags and store in freezer. 

Fruit salads are great way to use all types of apples. Before adding to salad take a moment to make sure the apple pieces do not turn brown. To do this you can toss the apple chunks in citrus juice. Marinate the pieces of apple just a few minutes in the juice will help make your apples stay fresh a bit longer. 

Peanut butter and apple slices is a favorite snack of my grand-kids 

Want a bit of crunch in your tossed salad?? Add chopped apples it offers a bit of sweetness as well as crunch. 

Apples and a savory creamy vegan dip go great together at any gathering.

Try this recipe for an unbaked pie :
Mix raisins , nuts, chopped dried pineapple, chopped dates and sprouted buckwheat. Fill the cavity of a cored apple with the fruit nut mixture. Surround the apple with the rest of thee mix. Eat with knife and fork

Baked apples are always tasty. Simply fill the cavities of cored apples with black raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, crushed walnuts, and sugar. Bake in a pan of apple juice in a pool at the bottom of the pan. Place in oven bake 350 degrees 1 hour til tender when pierced with fork. To prevent drying out baste often. Covering the pan with foil (shiny side down) and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 30 minutes.

Apple pies and cobblers are delicious and can be made vegan fashion as well.

Make up a batch of homemade applesauce by peeling, coring and slicing up apples. Place in pan and add a little water or apple juice to cover the bottom of the pot. Cover the pot and heat on high to boil.
Turn heat down to medium and cook 15 minutes stirring often and ensuring it is not burning. When apples are soft they can be mashed. A food mill can be useful here to create a smoother texture. Add spices, flavorings and our favorite red hots . Sweeten to taste and cook for another minute or two to set the flavors Cool and store in the fridge

Another apple favorite of our family is Apple Butter. Start just as if you were going to make apple sauce. The spices are added and mixture is cooked longer. Spices, flavorings and a sweetener is added. Remove the pot lid and cook over medium heat til the mix becomes very thick. Stir frequently. It may take and hour or two to prepare this recipe once done place in fridge.

If you have a favorite recipe for apples please share it in comments. Would love to hear from you.

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