Baked Fall Apples

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Here’s a yummy little fall treat for you to try! Perfect by themselves as a breakfast dish, try serving these at your next brunch!  You can also serve with vanilla ice cream for dessert. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 6 baking Apples (such as Cortland, Empire, Gala, Braeburn, or Pippin)
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 tsp, Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied or plain Nuts (i used walnuts & almonds)
  • 1/3 cup light or dark brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberry’s, cherry’s, or blueberry’s
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, cut into small pieces
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Remove and discard the cores from the apples. Place the apples in a 9- by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oats, spices, nuts, dried fruit, sugar and butter. Divide the mixture among the apples. (You can cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Bake covered until tender, about 25 minutes.

Tip from the test kitchen:  I’ve made these Apples using other settings as well and i really like how they turned out!*

*All I did was set my oven to 350° F  and then baked the apples, covered, for around 50 minuets instead. My thinking here is that it gives the apples more time to slowly release that juiciness and flavor into the mixture, and I’ve found that the apples i’ve made this way are extra soft and tender.

            ♥Leave me a comment below to let me know which way you decided to try these & how you liked it! ♥

Happy Baking & Bon Appètit!

Chunky Applesauce

Hi Everybody,

Today i’m sharing one of my favorite ways to make applesauce! ~ And hopefully my directions aren’t too hard to follow or understand! 😉

Ingredients:

  • Apples (works best with those that have been around a while, and just need to be used for cooking)
  •  1/2 -1 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves
  • Sugar (i used much less with this recipe because the apples were so sweet, but i’d say use 1/2 -1 cup  – depending on how large your batch is)

Directions:  Peal and core your apples, then chop into about four big pieces.  In a large pot heat water to a constant boil, then add the apples. About halfway through the cooking time add a 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon on-top of the whole mixture.  • Because the cooking times vary with different variates of apples, all i can tell you about the cooking time is to boil until the apples are very soft and squishy.  -I found that to be around-about 1/2 an hour, but again that depends on what kind of apples you use.•  Once done, drain your apples into another pot (or large bowl) and mash until desired consistency is reached, Add your Sugar(to taste) and more Cloves and Cinnamon(if desired) at this point, and then enjoy!

And that’s it! – Pretty easy right?  Let me know how you like this recipe, and if you find anyway to improve upon it! 🙂

 Bon Appetit! 

 
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Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

My how time fly’s, it has been quite a while since I have posted anything. 

“Worry is wasting today’s  time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterdays troubles…. “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~Matthew 6:34

This is my Aunt’s delicious apple crisp recipe. She is a wonderful cook! Thank you Aunt Caroline for sharing this delightful recipe with us!

Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

  • 12-14 Macintosh Apples (or Granny Smith if you like it more tart)
  • Grated zest 1 orange
  • Grated zest 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSP. fresh orange juice
  • 2 TBSP. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 lb. cold, unsalted butter (diced)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Peel, core, cut apples into large wedges -Combine apples with zests, juices, sugar and spices. Pour into greased 9x13x2″ pan.

Topping: Combine flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and cold butter with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly and butter is the size of peas. Scatter over apples. Place crisp on sheet pan. Bake 1 hour or until top is brown  and apples are bubbly. Serve warm.

  • 10 servings