Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm in the Mood for Apples

Days like today, when it is Fall, really make me in the mood for apples. I like to go out and pick just the rights ones. Then I make my list of what I'll do with them. Apple Butter, Apple Bread, Applesauce, and the favorite Apple Pie. Next step is to pull out all the recipes. I love the smell of the baking apples and all the spices, and there is nothing better than warm bake goods.
So here are some tried and true recipes from me:
Apple Crumb Pie
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 to 8 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (6 cups)
1 9-inch, unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
Combine the first three ingredients, and stir into the apples. Put into the pie shell. Combine the remaining flour and sugar, cut in butter till crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
Bake at 400 for 45 to 50 minutes or till done.
Apple-Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup finely diced unpared apple
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup milk
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
In saucepan, combine fruits, nuts, sugar and 2 tbsp. water. Cook and stir till thick and the apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Cream butter and brown sugar till fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift together dry ingredients add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Stir in Oats.
Reserve 3/4 cup dough. Drop remainder from teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet: make a depression in center with filling and dab of reserved dough.
Bake at 375 for 10 to 20 minutes makes 36.
Until we meet again ~~smiles~~

1 comment:

Mary said...

Gosh, these both sound yummy! If it were only about 20 degrees cooler, I would be firing up the stove right now!