The things you can do with apples

So there’s this tree and it is full of apples and I don’t like to see food go to waste so…

It all started here:

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And then continued into the kitchen. We started with applesauce…

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The applesauce recipe came from my friend Sarah. All you need is:
lots of apples, peeled, cored and sliced
A bit of cinnamon (we put enough to cover the top lightly)
Teensy tiny bit of water at the bottom (tsp maybe)
1/4 c sugar or maple syrup
Put in the slow cooker on high and stir often
Turn it onto low once it starts to break down still stirring often
Once it looks like applesauce you’re done!

If you would like to can it then:
put mason jars in oven on 200F for 30min
Boil mason jar lids at the same time
Pour hot applesauce in mason jars and seal
Eat!

My fiance enjoyed making applesauce so while he was off one day I came home to a delicious…

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APPLE PIE
It was absolutely delcious. Unfortunately I don’t have the link to the recipe he found but he did take a snapshot with his phone of it. He found it on google somewhere.

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One of my favourite apple dishes as a child was Apple crisp because my dad loved making it.

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This isn’t his recipe but it is the closest I could find to his.
Apple Crisp
What you need:
4 apples peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1cup flour
3/4cup sugar
1tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
2tbs butter melted

What to do:
In a 9×9 pan (if you want bigger just double the invredients) Place apples and mix in brown sugar. Miss the dry ingredients and wet ingredients seperate. Then mix together til it looks like crumble try not to make it into dough. Sprinkle over top.

Cook on 375F for 35 minutes

Serve with vanilla icecream

We live in the country and tend to lose our power often so after climbing one day we started making this with our friends only to get halfway through and realize we were out of power. That is when a barbecue comes in handy! It was the best apple crisp yet. Just make sure you have an old pan you don’t care much about anymore.

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Our next apple adventure was…

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APPLE CAKE

This one was inspired by my mom after she sent me this recipe.

Apple Harvest Cake

Cake:
1 1/2 c. Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups peeled and finely chopped apple
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or marg. melted

Topping:
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter or marg., cold

In a medium bowl, mix flour, b.powder,salt, nutmeg and sugar. Stir in apples. In separate bowl, using electric mixer, lightly beat egg. Add milk and butter or marg.. Mix well. Pour over dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Grease 8 inch square baking pan. Spoon batter into pan, spread evenly. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon for topping. With pastry blender or two knives cut in butter or marg. until resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 400′ for 35-40 mins. Or toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

I wanted to make something I could take to work for my morning snack so this is when APPLE MUFFINS were created.

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This recipe was found on APPLE MUFFINS

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/2tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil or butter
1 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple
Chocolate chips (optional)

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Mix together. Makes 12 muffins.

Preheat oven to 400F cook for 20min

They are a bit plain so I would suggest tripling the amount of apples and adding chocolate chips. It gives it a bit more flavour.

After the muffins came the cookies

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OATMEAL APPLE COOKIES

3/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 cup quick oats
1 cup apple peeled, cored and diced
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Mix together.

Bake at 375 F for 13 min

These were delicious.

If you aren’t that into baking then you can always make APPLE FONDUE which is still fancy but easy to make and absolutely delicious.

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This one is real simple. Melt chocolate chips, any kind of chocolate or nutella in a pot or fondue set. NEVER MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE Learn through my mistakes. Cut up apples and serve. Great party snack.

If you enjoy drinking, which I don’t, but I enjoy making things and my fiance and neighbour came up with this idea…

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Can you guess what they are making yet?

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Still don’t know?

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APPLE WINE

We obviously have an abundance of apples so my fiance and our neighbour decided to make apple wine one night. Why not?

It will sit in the carboys til March so once it is bottled I will post a pic and let you know what they thought of it.

Here is the link if you would like to try making APPLE WINE

If you try this you may catch yourself doing this…

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Canning apple sauce was definitely one of our favourite things to do with apples. I also did this with my kindergarten class and they LOVED it.

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This was also another favourite

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APPLE SMORE

Probably the best smore I have ever had. It makes it so flavourful and makes the smore feel healthy! Absolutely delicious. A big hit at our last bonfire. A must try.

My next idea came from my great friend Bonnie. She said “why don’t you try making apple tea?” If you like the idea she had you may also like her products. She has her own business called GEORGINA NATURAL
She sells amazing all natural products. And she had this great idea…

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Talk about a great drink on a beautiful fall morning. We just boiled apples with a little bit of cinnamon = AMAZING.

Well apple season is not over yet so you may want to check back in… Apple struddles will be next but I wanted to post this now so the apple lovers out there could enjoy some of these recipes!

PS. I am currently drinking my apple tea watching the deer in my backyard eat the apples fallen from the tree.

I love fall and I love apples.