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Apple of My Eye - Apple Recipes



Apple Pie Applesauce

1. Wash, peel, core and cut 6 lbs of apples and place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven.  
2. Add 2 cups of Apple Cider, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground ginger
3. Boil until soft (about 20-30 min) Stirring to make sure all the apples get cooked.
4. Puree apples in a food processor and put back in the pot.
5. Add 1/2 cup sugar (1/4 cup brown, 1/4 cup white) 1 tsp butter and a pinch of salt, stir .
6. Taste and make adjustments (ex. more sugar, more cider)
Store in refrigerator or can for later.  (See the "I Think I Can, Canning" episode for canning instructions)

Wassail Applesauce 

1. Wash, peel, core and cut 6 lbs of apples and place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven.
2. Add 2 cups of Orange Juice, 1 can crushed pineapple, pinch of ground cloves, 1 cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon)
3. Boil until soft (about 20-30 min) Stirring to make sure all the apples get cooked. (Make sure to remove the cinnamon stick)
4. Puree apples in a food processor and put back in the pot.
5. Add 1/2 cup sugar (1/4 cup brown, 1/4 cup white) 1 tsp butter and a pinch of salt, stir .
6. Taste and make adjustments (ex. more sugar, more cider)
Store in refrigerator or can for later.  (See the "I Think I Can, Canning" episode for canning instructions)

Apple Butter

1. Wash, peel, core and cut 6 lbs of apples and place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven.
2. Add 2 cups apple cider and boil until soft (about 20-30 min) Stirring to make sure all the apples get cooked.
3. Puree apples in a food processor and put back in the pot.
4. Add 2 cups of orange juice, a pinch of allspice, a pinch of cinnamon and stir
5. Cover and Bring back to a boil, cook until the mixture is thick and a dark brown color.  Stir often to prevent burning.  You know it is done when the butter sits on the back of a wooden spoon without running off the sides.
Store in refrigerator or can for later.  (See the "I Think I Can, Canning" episode for canning instructions)

Apple Fritter Donut Holes


1. Cut biscuits into 4ths
2. Deep fry until golden brown 
3. Roll in cinnamon/sugar
4.Chop up 1 tart apple into small pieces and saute in 1 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp sugar until soft
5.Pour over the donut holes and toss to coat
Serve hot and enjoy!


Apple Pie

2 pie crusts
6 tart apples (peeled, cored & thinly sliced)
3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup white, 1/4 cup brown)
1 1/2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Combine sugar, apples, flour and spices in a bowl
  3. Pour into bottom crust
  4. Dot with butter
  5. Add top crust
  6. Bake 40-50 min

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