Thursday, September 8, 2011

Applesauce Quick Bread

Jennifer S.

Made these to take VT since it's Apple Month.

1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
3 tbls milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with pam. In a large bowl, combine sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs and milk with electric beaters until well combined. In a second bowl, combine all dry ingredients and then add to wet mixture; mix well. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for approx 60 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack, loosen sides with knife and remove from pan. Cool and slice.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Apple Dumplings

Josie M.

Use a 9" x 13" baking dish
Preheat oven to 350

2 cans Crescent rolls - 8 to a can
2 large Granny Smith Apples cut into 8 pieces each (Can use any kind of apple)
*1 cup Butter
*2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
10 oz. Mountain Dew

Peel and slice apples into 16 slices
Roll 1 apple slice into each crescent roll starting at the wide end; and place into baking dish.
In a saucepan - melt the sugar, vanilla and butter. (DO NOT CARAMELIZE) Just enough heat to melt the sugar.
Pour sugar mixture over rolls, sprinkle with cinnamon; then pour Mountain Dew over the top of the rolls
Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven then cover with foil and bake another 10 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!

*Suggest sugar be cut to 1 1/2 or less cups and butter to 1 stick. (I don't do this but know someone who has and they say it tastes fine)

1/2 Recipe
Use a 8" x 8" Baking Pan

1 can Crescent rolls
1 large Granny Smith Apple cut into 8 pieces
3/4 stick Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
5 oz. Mountain Dew

Grandma's Easy Apple Crisp

Jolene P.

1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. butter or margarine, softened
3/4 C. quick oatmeal
2 cans apple pie filling

Place apple pie filling in bottom of 9x13 greased pan. In a bowl, mix flour brown sugar and oatmeal. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apple filling and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Overnight Apple Oatmeal

Jennifer S.

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned or steel cut oats or Irish oats
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Optional: chopped pecans or walnuts, and additional fruit such as raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped dates

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon with apple slices, coating apples.
Mix oatmeal with water and salt.
Put apples in bottom of crock pot and pour oatmeal mixture on top. Do not stir.
Cover and cook overnight on LOW (8 to 9 hours).
In the morning, stir thoroughly. Serve with milk and additional brown sugar.

Oatmeal-Applesauce Cookies

Jennifer S.

1 cup flour
1-teaspoon baking powder
1-teaspoon allspice or cinnamon
1/4-teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine (or shortening)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup applesauce
1 cup raisins (chocolate covered)
1. Heat oven to 375ยบ F.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt; set aside.
3. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
4. Stir in dry ingredients.
5. Stir in oatmeal, applesauce, and raisins; mix well.
6. Drop dough onto greased baking sheets. (Makes about 2 dozen.)
7. Bake 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
8. Remove from sheets and cool on rack.

Crock Pot Apple Butter (for those who don’t have the Squeezo thingys)

From Elaine V.’s grandma

8 cups apples diced
3 cups sugar

Place apples and sugar in a crock-pot and cook on high for 3 hours. Then on low for about 8 hours or overnight. Use hand mixer and blend to desired consistency. Add cloves and cinnamon and stir. Cook another 2-3 hours uncovered to thicken.

Pour into jars and seal. Hot water bath for 15 min.

Apple Crisp Topping


2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup oatmeal
¾ tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup margarine

Mix to a crumble stage. Sprinkle over pie filling. Bake 30 min at 375.

Canned Apple Butter

Alison A.

13 cups apple pulp
3 ½ cups sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
¼ tsp salt

Add all ingredients to crock pot, and set on low. Simmer until desired thickness (anywhere from 2-8 hours).
Stir occasionally
Simmer without lid on
Put in jars and process 10 minutes in water bath

Bottled Apple Pie Filling

Courtesy Alison's grandma

4 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 drops yellow food coloring
1 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients in saucepan. Add 10 cups water. Heat until thick and bubbly. Add lemon juice and food coloring. Pour over peeled and sliced apples, packed in quart-size jars. Process 25 minutes in water bath. Makes 7 quarts.


Jennifer S.

•1 1/2 cups sugar
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•2 eggs
•2 cups flour
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1 cup applesauce

1.In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter.
2.Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3.Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce.
4.Mix just until combined.
5.Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
6.Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Apple Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Jennifer S.
This fruit salsa makes a great appetizer or can be served as a fun side dish with a Mexican meal.

4 (7-inch) flour tortillas
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 med Granny Smith apples
1 cup strawberries -- sliced
1 kiwi fruit -- peeled and chopped
1 small orange
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp apple jelly

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For cinnamon chips, lightly spray tortillas with water. Combine sugar and cinnamon in flour/sugar shaker; sprinkle over tortillas. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; place in single layer on round baking stone. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

For salsa, peel, core, and slice apples. Cut apples into quarters; chop with food chopper. Slice strawberries and chop kiwi. Place fruit in 1 quart bowl. Zest orange and juice. Add orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar and apple jelly to fruit mixture, mix gently. Serve with cinnamon chips.

Fruit Crisp

This is a link to the crisp I made for the last RS meeting.
I added 2 cans of peaches, drained and rinsed to the can of blueberry pie filling before adding the topping.