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18 Fun Ways to Eat Apples


Apples can be as small as a cherry or as large as a grapefruit. Some varieties have an aftertaste of pears, citrus, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, strawberries, grapes, and even pineapple. Have you ever tried adding a thin slice of apple in your turkey sandwich? It’s really good. Experiment with different varieties and find a few that you like. The crisp texture and refreshing flavor makes apples a great snack. Of the hundreds of apple varieties, the top five grown in the US in 2009 were:

Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather


Fresh autumn apples, warm cinnamon spice and the natural sweetness of Medjool dates are all it takes to make these simple, natural fruit snacks. Snacking is a great way to add a variety of healthy plant foods to your diet, throughout the day. These fruit leathers are rich in fiber and contain quercetin, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory properties.

Take Your Family Back in Time With These Old Fashion Desserts – Indian Pudding and Apple Cobbler

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I think it is fun to go back to the old fashion recipes of our heritage from time to time. This is especially important for the youngsters in our families to have a connection to the past.

How to Spice Apples For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Because apples tolerate temperate climates, they are grown throughout the world. Even though we limit ourselves to the few varieties in grocery stores, there are hundreds available. Consider planting your own apple tree and grafting other types of apples in the same genus onto the tree. If you already have a tree or find yourself a victim of a great sale on apples, here are several ways to use them up.

Easy Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins


Fall brings an abundance of fresh apples to grocery stores and farmers’ markets, making one dream of delectable apple confections such as apple pie and caramel apples. Baked apples satisfy this dream and promote healthy eating choices. This easy-to-make apple treat has the glorious taste of apple pie studded with crunchy walnuts and sweet raisins.

Apple Crisp Recipe

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One of my favorite dessert recipes is apple crisps. I’m not a big fan of apple pie or any pie for that matter. I like my desserts simple. If I want something sweet to eat I usually go for a baked or cooked apple recipe such as apple crisp or I’ll make strawberry shortcake.

Tips on How To Get Wax Off Apples


Some people think that it might be harmful to consume the artificial wax sprayed onto the apples hence they will try to remove the wax off the apples. There are a few options on how to get wax off the apples.

Old Fashion Apple Recipes: California Fresh Apple Cake and Homemade Applesauce


Apples are celebrated in everything from song to the dinner table. Apples have long been a staple in a well-stocked kitchen. From picking apples in Grandma’s back yard to buying them at country fruit stands, we can always find a way to enjoy this delicious fruit. Here are a couple of old-fashion recipes that use these wonderful fruits. The California Fresh Apple Cake is simple, easy, and delicious. The Homemade Applesauce is great and is especially good when you add the old-fashion cinnamon “red hot” candies while simmering the apples.

How To Make and Freeze Homemade Apple Dumplings


During the fall season, I look forward to going to our local fruit orchard and picking some fresh apples. Once I get back home, I like to get busy baking…first up, some freshly baked apple dumplings.

Uses For Apples


We had three large apple trees on our property when I was growing up, and they produced gallons of various apple concoctions every year. We made pie apples, applesauce and apple butter. If we could preserve it in any form, it was, including drying them. I suspect that’s why I look for alternatives in how to use this fruit.

How to Make Jelly Apples for Some Fall Fun

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Looking to have some fun with your kids?-or-Looking to satisfy that sweet tooth? Check out this recipe for delicious home made Candy Apples.

Apple Cider Vs Apple Juice


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” – is the most common phrase that rings in our ears whenever we to fall sick. But then, most people crib at the sight of this juicy fruit, although apple juice nutrition is a well-known fact. No worries! One can actually consume apple juice which is not only tasty but also a healthy drink. So, have you ever wondered how come the apple juice you drink is so clear, less tangy and more sweet? Well the answer lies in the processing of the apples! Now let me ask you – Have you tasted the product that is obtained directly by macerating the apples? Now, that is called apple cider!

Store Garden Produce #7- Storing Cherries – Freezing Apples


About 30 years ago, I started planting apple trees on our land. Shortly thereafter, we also started growing cherry trees. When it came time for harvest season, we lived by trial and error. I learned more about the facts on fruits than herb gardening in those first several years. I would like to share with you my experiences to help you further develop your own skills. I will be covering Ethylene Gas in Part 8 of this series.

A 30 Minute Apple Pie Recipe


Apple pies are a wonderful treat that can be enjoyed on all occasions anytime of the year. Most apple pie recipes are quite easy to follow and most beginners can master the apple pie recipe right away. If you aren’t experienced at baking from scratch you can easily purchase frozen pie crusts and apple pie filling from your local grocery store. Once you get the hang of making a simple apple pie why not start experimenting? You can try many different things with your apple pie recipes. Apple Crumble Pie, Apple Tarts, Apple Delight Pie are just a couple of the many choices you could use. So start at the beginning and try this wonder apple pie recipe. Its quick, it’s easy and I promise you, you and you family will be making this on a weekly basis.

How to Make Homemade Applesauce


I am a sucker for making sure no food goes to waste on my watch. I couldn’t let orchard-fresh Macintosh and Golden Delicious apples go to waste because of over-abundance, could I. Of course not! The only problem was, these apples weren’t exactly orchard-fresh, and some of them were starting to become mealy. Yuck!

How to Make and Freeze Apple Pie Filling and Applesauce


During the fall months when apples are in season here on the east coast, I like to go to our local orchard and purchase Gala’s by the bushel. Once I get them home, I like to make and freeze applesauce and apple pie filling.

Apple Pie on the Square

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Like most of the dishes she made, my mother’s apple pie was unique. Guests often found its lavish load of cinnamon and filling baked without added sweetening somewhat eccentric, but it shaped my idea of pie making.

A Neat Way to Make Applesauce


I grew up eating homemade applesauce. My mother made it every week as part of her insistence on healthy eating. Back then, in early Mad Men days, when Madison Avenue cast eating natural whole foods as weird, the only applesauce you could buy was watery, sugared stuff. My mother devotedly followed Adele Davis, an early proponent of healthy eating, so store bought applesauce would not do.

Oatmeal-Apple-Raisin Muffins


These muffins are not only tasty, but they’re also a good source of fiber. In recent years, health experts have come to realize that fiber is an important part of a heart-healthy diet. Using Canola oil also increases the health benefits of these muffins.

Old Fashion Pie Recipes: Impossible Coconut, Sugar, and Apple-pecan

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Love those old-fashion pies that were always at grandma’s house! One of the best things about visiting my grandmother’s old-fashion kitchen with it’s huge old metal wood cookstove was the wonderful baked goods sitting on the warmer. Her biscuits and pies were unbeatable. If you want to revisit grandma’s kitchen in your own house, here are three old recipes to get you going. Dora’s Impossible Coconut Pie bakes into its’ own crust. Mama Harvick’s Sugar Pie is just the plain old sugar pie so famous in the olden days. And the Apple-Pecan Pie blends two of our favorites into one.

Sweet or Savory? With Apples, You Can Do Both


You’ve heard the phrase, “As American as apple pie.” While apples provide the fabric for some of our most basic, familiar and comfortable foods, they can be used in more versatile ways than you might have imagined. While you can’t go wrong with staples like apple pie, caramel apples and apple fritters, there’s plenty more to explore in the world of cooking with apples.

Apples and Cheese Make a Savory Dessert


Like peanut butter and jelly or French fries and ketchup, I believe apples and cheese were meant to go together. The British have a catchy way of saying the same thing: “Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.” Indeed, until recent, calorie-conscious times, you’d get asked “With cheese or ice cream?” whenever you ordered apple pie, whether at the local diner or a fine restaurant.

Welcome Spring with With Asparagus


Although chilly winds still gust in March — and April showers are weeks away yet — it’s heartening to remember that brightly blooming flowers are just around the corner. So wake up your taste buds in anticipation of the wonder of spring with a fresh salad loaded with asparagus, apple, and Gruyere cheese.

Acres of Apples, Frugal to The Core


I’ve always dreamed of having an apple tree in my back yard. You know the old saying, “be careful what you wish for?” Now that I actually have my own apple tree, I stand in my yard watching the apples piling up around me thinking, “Oh no — What do I do with this mess now?!” If I could make gasoline out of apples, I could retire, but since that is not an option and my frugal mind will not allow me to waste one apple, I have had to come up with some yummier “apple disposal” methods.

Summertime on The Farm and Memories of My Grandmother’s Kitchen


Oh how I wish I would have experienced “summertime on the farm!” My grandmother grew up on a 42-acre orchard farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania complete with chickens, cows and pigs. As young children my mother and aunt would spend a few weeks there during the summer in the care of my great grandmother.

Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown Naturally

You may be surprised at the number of ways there are to keep apple slices from turning brown, all are quite simple, but there is only one way to keep apples from browning that requires no effort at all! First we need to know what causes apples to brown and then how we can keep apples from turning:

Appetizers Recipes – Apple Salsa Recipe

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Low Calorie – High Taste. If you are looking for an original, colorful appetizer or side dish, you can’t go wrong with this delicious apple salsa. It is healthy, tasty and original. You can serve it with blue corn chips, tortilla chips or, for a really low calorie snack – celery sticks.

This Recipe Is a Tribute to My Southern Indiana Childhood, Apples and Maple Syrup! Yummy!


Now that school is starting, our thoughts tend to turn toward Fall. And one of the best things about Fall is the abundance of delicious apples in the supermarkets, Farmer’s Markets, produce stands, etc. This article offers a recipe to use that tasty and versatile fruit. Remember the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Apple Breads from Grandma’s Old Tin Recipe Box: Apple Bran Muffins and Dutch Apple Bread


Remember how you could always count on delicious aromas and special treats at Grandma’s house? Bring those memories to life and share them with your family and friends by baking up some delicious Dutch Apple Bread and Apple Bran Muffins.

Canning – How to Make Homemade Apple Chutney


During the fall season, we love to visit our local fruit orchard and pick our own apples so that we can make some homemade apple chutney.

Vintage Recipes for Holiday Noodles and Raisin Apple Pie


Two wonderful old-fashion recipes to send you and your taste buds on a trip down memory lane!

Skillet Apple-Cranberry Granola Crisp


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Enjoying Apples a New Way


My stay in northern California this summer was even more memorable thanks to the abundance of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Apple and Plum Jam Recipe

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What a great way to use up the abundance of apples! This recipe blends apple and plums beautifully. Make sure you make an extra batch because it will go quick!

Get Creative with Apples

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Apples aren’t the most popular fruit in America (that honor goes to the humble banana), but they’re a close second. And right now, while this year’s apple crop is abundant at farm stands and supermarkets, is the best time to discover what you can do with them.