Sunday, September 19, 2010

Apple Recipes!


It's that time of year again....
Apple picking season!
In New England, and many other places,
this time of year in late September marks
the beginning of, not only autumn, but a second 
phase of renewal and a fresh breath of life...

Soon our hearths will exhale aromas of
cinnamon spice, sizzling pumpkins, and
let's not forget, the sweet scent of 
apples bubbling in a pie ♥

So to help give you a head start in the 
season, I've collected some apple recipes to 
share with all of you; perhaps one of them will 
be warming up your kitchen in a few days!

Apple Dutch Babies
(courtesy of the 1850 Brass Lantern Inn in Searsport, ME)

Ingredients:
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups low fat (1%) milk
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-2/3 cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 2 pounds Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
Directions:
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Remove top even rack. Position other rack in lower third of oven. Combine eggs, milk, 2 Tablespoons sugar, vanilla, salt and lemon peel in large mixer bowl. Add flour and beat one minute. Place 2 teaspoons butter in each of two 9-inch pie plates. Heat in oven 2 minutes until butter is melted. Divide batter between plates. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, until pancakes are puffed and golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 Tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium high heat. Add remaining 3 Tablespoons sugar and apples. Cook, stirring, until apples begin to brown, 12 to 18 minutes. Add maple syrup and boil 1 minute. Spoon apples into center of pancakes. Serve with additional maple syrup if desired.

You can half this recipe to serve two people. Dust the pancakes with powdered sugar before putting on the table. When fresh cranberries are in season, they can be added to the apples, which will make it really colorful.

Serves: 6

Maple Apple Crisp
(courtesy of New England Travel)

Ingredients:
  • 4 large, peeled, thinly sliced McIntosh apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup real New England maple syrup
Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons real New England maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Directions:

Mix sliced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and syrup in a large mixing bowl. Mix topping ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish, and spread the apple mixture across the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until the apples are tender. Spread the topping evenly over the apples and return the pan to the oven. Bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees until topping is crisp.
Note: Top with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you'd like.

Serves: 6-8 people

Apple Bread
(courtesy of the Isaiah Hall B&B in Dennis, MA)

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of soft shortening
  • 2/3 cup packed  brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup thick applesauce
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
Directions:

Mix together shortening, sugar, eggs, and applesauce. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry mixture into wet mixture. Fold in nuts. Pour into lightly greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Cool ten minutes and remove from pan. Cool on rack.

Apple Fritters
(courtesy of the Post and Beam B&B in Sullivan, NH)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 medium cooking apples (cored, peeled, and sliced into 8 wedges)
Directions:

In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Dip apples into the batter and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with hot maple syrup or confectioners sugar.

Serves: 8 people

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18 comments:

  1. oh yum..i might have to make all of these! i will be posting the apple recipe i make every year for Fall equinox.

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  2. As a lover of maple syrup, I can't wait to try the Maple Apple Crisp, Erin! Thanks for sharing these recipes :)

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  3. I loved all your apple recipes. Can't wait to try the apple fritters. I make something very similar at Thanksgiving called banana fritters served with claret sauce. Yummy!!!Thank you for all the recipes.

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  4. Definitely going to try the apple bread...the picture looks soooo goood! Very good idea to post apple recipes! Bon Apple-tite!!!

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  5. Hi Erin,
    Those apple recipes all look good. Thank you for sharing them.I love to bake with apples.

    Carolyn

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  6. Oh these recipes sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

    Blessings....
    xoxo Gert

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  7. Oh my these all look SOOO good! The apple crisp with MAPLE? WOW! YUM!!!!! ;)

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  8. I've never seen Apple Bread before. And Apple Fritters . . . oh be still my heart! LOVE them!!!

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  9. Good Morning, Erin,

    Oh, yummy, yummy. My mouth is watering. We all love apples here and tomorrow are on our way to one of the orchards in our area. This weekend we are also making our way to an organic orchard not too terribly far from here. We're planning on bringing back a heck of a lot of apples, and I know what I'm going to be making now. Not only my apple pies, but some of these beautiful recipes you've supplied us all here.

    Thank you so much and I hope you're enjoying the heck out of your fall,
    Susan

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  10. I am on that Maple apple crisp like red on an apple. Off to the Apple farm!!
    xx
    Julie

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  11. i see my friend julie here... and jaz too....i was going to make apple crisp today...now it is going to be MAPLE apple crisp with my maple syrup from Butternut Farm in Vermont !!!!!!!!!!

    xxx
    kary and teddy

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  12. I have lots of apple recipes but not any of those! I look forward to making them. Thanks, Erin!

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  13. Oh they all look tempting. And I love anything with apple in it.

    My favorite apple recipe is for Susan Branch's apple crisp. Yum!

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  14. Oh man oh man, Erin. Those recipes look yummified. Susan

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  15. Hi Erin, look forward to trying some of these when we get home! We now have some Vermont maple syrup :)! You are featured on my blog. Let me know what you think or if I need to change anything. Thanks so much for all of your help! We have had a wonderful trip; headed back home today.
    ~ Julie

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  16. Oh, these recipes look good! I love apple recipes and this time of year! Thanks for your visit, I love to meet new friends and welcome to my blog.

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  17. Fritters!
    I'll be making the annual trip to the apple u-pick this weekend or next.

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