Apples are a delicious and vitamin-packed fruit that can help you get the nutrition you need. As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Although apples are delicious eaten whole and raw, there are a variety of other ways you can prepare this adaptable fruit, from a delicious apple crisp recipe to the family favourite – apple pie. These 6 easy apple recipes are from the award winning e-Book Dining on A Dime.
Apple Pie Filling
- 9 cups baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 5 cups (1.2 L) water
- 2 1/4 cups (450 g) sugar
- 1/2 cup (60 g) cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Toss apples with lemon juice and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a Dutch oven and bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add apples and return to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until apples are tender (6-10 minutes). Cool for 30 minutes. Then ladle into freezer containers or bake immediately. Makes two 9-inch pies.
- 4 large apples, cored and sliced
- 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- 1/3 cup (60 g) brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cut apples into 1/4 inch slices. Heat butter in a large skillet. Put the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon into the skillet and cover. Over medium-low heat, cook apple slices 7-10 minutes or until they begin to soften and the syrup thickens. Serve coated with excess syrup on top. Serves 4.
Homemade Apple Butter
- 9 to 10 apples, cored, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups (400 g) sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. cloves
- 1/8 tsp. salt
Place everything into a slow-cooker/crockpot. Stir, cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Cook on low for 9-11 hours or until thick and dark brown. Stir occasionally. Uncover and cook on low for 1 hour longer. Stir with whisk until smooth. Refrigerate or Freeze. Makes 2 pints.
- Apples, cored
- Raisins (optional)
- 1 tsp. margarine
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. honey or brown sugar
(These ingredient amounts are per apple.)
For each person, use 1 apple. Fill the center of the apple with all the ingredients. Bake at 175C/350F until tender or put in a Dutch oven on top of stove and simmer on very low until tender.
- Apples, peeled, cored and halved
Coarsely grate apples. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 225 degrees until dry. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
- 6 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup (120 g) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup (180 g) brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (75 g) oatmeal
- 1/2 cup (65 g) flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg
- 1/2 cup (150 ml) water
Preheat oven to 175C/350F. Arrange apples in a well-greased baking dish. Blend all remaining ingredients except water. Spread evenly over top of apples. Pour water over the topping. Bake 45 minutes until apples are tender and top is crisp. Serves 6.
As you can see, when you need a fantastic dessert recipe, then the humble apple can be a great resource. There are plenty of things that you can do with apples to make them into into a fruity feast. All of these recipes and more can be found in the award-winning e-Book, Dining on a Dime.