A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Apple Core, Who's Your Friend?...YOU!

Does anyone remember that? LOL. I couldn't resist since this post is about apples.
Friends of ours went to visit their daughter in college up in Virginia. They said they were getting some apples and I asked them to pick us up some if they didn't mind. They went to this place that had like 10-12 different varieties to choose from. They were told to try all you want but what you don't eat throw in the white bucket because they give them to the pigs.So after sampling all the different kinds, she picked out 2 of her favorite and came home with 2 bushels. She will be bringing our share over on Sunday. So with that said, I'm going to call on all my friends today to get your favorite apple containing recipe. It can be anything. I definitely want to make apple butter but I don't have a tried and true recipe yet so bring them on. You all really stepped up to the plate last time I asked for help and I appreciated it so much. I'm sure I will be trying more than one recipe with that many apples. I will make the recipes next week and post them on my blog with the contributors name and site. You get all the credit. Except for apple pie, I really haven't done much with apples, but I LOVE them.
Thank you my friends. Even if this is your first time visiting my blog please feel free to join in and help me!
Blessings and hugs to you all.

Update: I just had a thought. I will combine all the recipes that I get from you all and a few that I have and make a downloadable pdf. file so I can share them with everyone. Does that sound good? Let me know what you think of that.


  1. Kim,

    Surprised I'm up? Ok, you know I have nothing to contribute here ...but good morning!

    And hugs!

  2. What a nice treat! You have to make some caramel apples and maybe add sprinkles at the bottom or I've seen crushed oreo cookies or candy corn. They are so fun this time of year! My favorite is apple pie too. I can't wait to see what you make!

  3. Baked apples are good. Just core them, put some butter, sugar, and cinnamon inside the hole where the core was and pop them in the oven. It's been a while, but I think you just put them in a covered baking dish.

    I have a fresh apple cake recipe that my mom used to make. I'll have to hunt that recipe up. Keep watching my blog over the next few days and hopefully I'll get some apple recipes posted.

    And I have a great apple pie recipe.

    Make it a good one.

  4. I don't think I have an apple recipe, but I do look forward to see what all your friends come up with. Maybe I should come be your taste tester....because I love apples too!

  5. What a fun idea...even if I don't have one to share. Homemade Applesauce and apple crisp have been going non stop at my house.
    Applesauce in the crock pot....yum. SO EASY! Just throw the peeled and cored apples into it with your choice of spices...let it go over night, and in the morning...puree and add a dash of sugar if you'd like. YUMMY! Well, I guess I did add a bit of apple knowledge in a 30 second sort of way. :)

  6. I was going to say exactly what another commenter said. Applesauce. Especially because you are a slow cooker woman (like I am). Just toss the peeled, sliced apples into the crockpot with a small amount of water and a bunch of cinnamon. I use the apple/peeler/corer thing which makes this a total breeze. Since the apples are sliced fairly thin, it doesn't take much more than 4 hours to cook (we do like some chunks in our apple sauce). Then can it if you like. That is what I did, and although it's a bit time-consuming, how nice it's going to be to pull a jar of applesauce off the shelf in January.

    Also, I recently posted a recipe on my blog for a caramel apple cake. It was a definite hit with our family.

    Blessings upon your day,

  7. Apple Roly Poly from Taste of Home is DE-LISH!!!! It makes a 9x13 though, and is messy, but SO worth it!! I'll hunt down the recipe and post it on my blog tomorrow. Oh, it is so good!!

  8. Well, you KNOW I make the best apple pie...in TEXAS that is, not in MAINE!!! LOLOL. I can give you my apple butter recipe, you liked the apple butter I gave you, right? :) I'll send it to you later today.

  9. Girl, I wish I had a special recipe to share...I can't wait to see what everyone else sends in. How about some great apple cider to go along with all the sweet treats?

  10. Umm I love apples! I have no recipe though! :-( I would love to make a home made apple pie this year.

    Thank you for your comment! I have 4 nieces,so I'm used to girls,not boys. I only have 1 nephew,but since we moved before he was born, I've not been around him a lot. It's so crazy how different the 2 are.

  11. I have a recipe I love -I can't remember where I got it from, it's not my original...


    1 stick butter
    1 egg
    1/3 teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 teaspoon almond flavoring
    1 1/2 cups apple (more or less)
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    Combine 1 cup sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. (If more flavor is desired, sprinkle sugar with a drop of vanilla and a pinch of ginger before mixing.)
    Peel, core, and very coarsely chop 1 1/2 cups of apples. Be sure the apples are crisp so they don't turn to apple sauce.

    Prepare enough chopped apple to cover the bottom of the pan you'll be using and have a layer of apples 1-2 inches thick.

    In a loaf pan or deep cake pan, bake the apples in a preheated 325F oven until soft. Remove from oven. Sprinkle the apples with the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat well.

    In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1/3 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon almond extract (vanilla may be substituted).

    Pour batter over apples and return pan to a preheated 350F oven. Bake until cake tests done.

  12. Our absolute favorite recipe with apples is German Apple Cake - yum! Here's the recipe:

    Beat until fluffy: 2 large eggs and 1 cup oil.

    Add: 2 cups sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whip ingredients together.

    Add: 2 cups flour, 3 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 4 cups sliced apples.

    Mix ingredients together and put into a greased 9x13 pan. Heat oven to 325 for a glass pan or 350 for a metal pan. Bake for 45 min. to 1 hour. After cooling, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

    Beat together: 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 cups powdered sugar. Frost cake (enough for top of a 9x13 cake in pan).

    Super yummy and very rich! Obviously, very low-cal dessert - LOL!

    I think your idea of combining recipes is great!


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